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A common misconception is that graduation and commencement are interchangeble terms, when in fact:
Graduation is the completion of all degree requirements and receipt of the diploma.
Commencement is the ceremony that celebrates the completion of a degree. Participation in the ceremony does not imply you have officially graduated. Conversely, it is not required to participate in the ceremony to receive your diploma.
The doors will open 90 minutes prior to the start of your ceremony's scheduled start time. Please make sure you give yourself enough time to arrive and be in place for your ceremony's procession.
- Accessible seating for guests is available on a first-come basis in the back of the gym.
- Students, please inform the Coordinator of Disability Access Services immediately of any special arrangements that will enable you to participate fully in the commencement exercises by calling 314-516-6554.
All ceremonies are lived streamed and recorded and can be viewed on the Live Streaming and Recordings section of this website.
- Food and beverages (drinking fountains are available in the main lobby)
- Airhorns or noisemakers
- Balloons (you will be asked to store balloons in the First Aid office)
Use your cell phone to call 314-516-5155. If there isn't an emergency but a nurse is needed, visit First Aid (Room 202) just inside the main entrance doors.