Graduation Set for May 7


Spring commencement is scheduled for 2 p.m. May 7 at Stokes Stadium.

Former faculty member and Missouri representative Rebecca Payne McClanahan will be the commencement speaker. The student speaker will be Annie Bensyl, a graduating psychology student from Kansas City, Missouri.

Details on commencement can be found online at or through the Facebook event. Family and friends unable to attend the event in person can watch via livestream here.

In the event of rain, commencement will take place as two ceremonies inside Pershing Arena. The first ceremony will include all Bachelor of Science candidates and will start at 1 p.m. with doors opening at 12 p.m. for guests. The second ceremony will include all emeriti faculty, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, master’s degree candidates and commissioned officers and will start at 4 p.m. with doors opening at 3 p.m. or shortly thereafter for guests. If commencement is moved inside, a decision will be made at 5 p.m. May 4 and students will be notified afterward to allow families time to plan accordingly. Additional information regarding the inclement weather plan can be found at