Graduation Set for Dec. 16


Winter commencement ceremonies will begin at 11 a.m. Dec. 16 in Pershing Arena.

Details on commencement can be found online at or through the Facebook event. Family and friends unable to attend the event in person can view it online at Those wishing to share their experiences through social media are encouraged to use #TrumanGraduation, #TrumanGrad or #BulldogForever.

Truman’s own Zac Burden will provide the commencement address. Burden has served as the Missouri Hall director at Truman since 2004. He is in charge of the operational, supervisory and emergency management of the residence hall. He enjoys the opportunity to work with hundreds of new students each year and help make Truman a warm and welcoming home for them. Burden worked with the Missouri Hall community to take it through a $15 million renovation of the facility, reopening the building in 2007. He oversees operations of all seven residence hall desks across campus and has previously offered leadership for Residence Life’s Oktoberfest, athletics engagement, new student recruitment, student staff recruitment and training, and professional staff recruitment. For more information about Burden, listen to his episode of the TruTalk podcast.