At this time, we are not requiring tickets. However, to comply with capacity limits, we are asking that each gradaute invite no more than six guests. 

2021 Fall Commencement Ceremony Dates and Times: 

Saturday, December 18, 2021:

8:30 AM: College of Arts and Sciences I - Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Sciences
1:00 PM: College of Arts and Sciences II - BGS, BIS, BLS, and Social Sciences
6:00 PM: College of Nursing, School of Social Work, Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program

Sunday, December 19, 2021: 

8:30 AM: College of Business I - Undergraduate Degrees
1:00 PM: College of Business II - Advanced Degrees (Master's and Doctoral)
6:00 PM: College of Education


All ceremonies will take place in the Mark Twain Building on UMSL's campus. 

Dear UMSL Community,

I hope this message finds you safe and well wherever you may be in the world, whether that is here with us on campus, or back home in a different state or country. UMSL’s fall semester is off to a strong start and – following more than a year of unexpected and difficult circumstances – we are starting to take comfort in the return of our regular routines. It is with this thought in mind that I bring to you a much-anticipated announcement.

Each December, the University of Missouri–St. Louis has the honor of welcoming more than a thousand new graduates to the ranks of UMSL alumni. Due to the challenges brought on by the pandemic and the related restrictions on gatherings, we have marked this important milestone with virtual celebrations for the last year and a half. Though we learned that virtually we could bring Tritons from around the world together in a wonderful and unique way to celebrate, it was just not the same. 

That is why I am pleased to announce that we plan to return to in-person commencement ceremonies this December, so our graduates can celebrate with their friends, family and supporters. And, not only will we recognize the fall class of 2021, but I am excited to share that we will invite back our past graduates from spring 2020 through summer 2021 to join the celebration. To our returning graduates, I know that it was disappointing that we were unable to hold in-person ceremonies during this time, but we eagerly await your return so that we can honor you with a celebration that fits the occasion.

While we are still working to finalize details for the ceremonies, which will be held December 18 and 19, I wanted to bring this news to you as soon as possible. In the coming weeks, you will receive updates from our Executive Events office as additional details become available. Information such as ceremony times, health and safety protocols, RSVP requirements and regalia details will be announced soon. Please also be sure to check the commencement website for additional updates and information.

I look forward to celebrating with you all this December.


Steven Berberich

Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

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