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Commencement

2016 COMMENCEMENT

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, Sunday, May 8, 2016

Graduate Hooding & Commencement, Sunday, May 8, 2016


Apply for Graduation

This form needs to be filled out as early as possible in the semester of expected graduation, with the Spring deadline being April 1.

Application for Degree (PDF)


Instructions for Graduates

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
1:00 p.m. Richard L. Jantz Stadium

12:00 p.m. Pick up name cards and line up in Stewart Field House.

  • Caps and gowns are worn for this ceremony.
  • Photographers will be available to take pictures prior to the procession to Richard L. Jantz Stadium
  • Line up order is by degree not major

Procession to the east side of Stewart Field House

  • Listen carefully to instructions given and follow your junior marshals
  • The stage party and the faculty precede you in line. When you proceed to the seating area, sit down to be sure every chair is filled.
  • The junior marshals will cue you when it is time for your row to stand and proceed to the stage.
  • You will be given two name cards—one card for the reader as you enter onto the stage; the second card should be given to the photographer’s assistant when your picture is taken with the flags after crossing the stage.
  • Return to your seat for the remainder of the ceremony.

Graduate Hooding and Commencement Ceremony
5 p.m. Stewart Field House

4:00 p.m. Pick up name cards and line up in Richardson Performing Arts Center.

  • Caps and gowns are worn for this ceremony.
  • Photographers will be available to take pictures prior to the procession to Stewart Field House.
  • Line up order is by degree not major

Procession to the northwest entrance of Stewart Field House

  • Listen carefully to instructions given and follow your junior marshals
  • The stage party and the faculty precede you in line. When you proceed to the seating area, sit down to be sure every chair is filled.
  • The junior marshals will cue you when it is time for your row to stand and proceed to the stage.
  • You will be given two name cards—one card for the reader as you enter onto the stage; the second card should be given to the photographer’s assistant when your picture is taken with the flags after crossing the stage.
  • Return to your seat for the remainder of the ceremony.

**Graduates with physical limitations should contact the registrar's office at 1-800-846-1543 ext. 6268***


Simulcasts

The following locations are available for viewing of the undergraduate ceremony:

  • Richardson Performing Arts Center
  • Java Jinx in the Roy L. Smith Student Center
  • Campus Life lounge in the lower level of the Roy L. Smith Student Center

The simulcast locations are climate controlled. The ceremony is also broadcast locally over cable channel 20. A webcast of the ceremony can be viewed by following the Commencement 2016 link at www.moundbuilder.com.

The Graduate ceremony can only be viewed on www.moundbuilder.com.


Moundbuilder Market

Moundbuilder Market, located in the basement of Roy L. Smith Student Center, is Southwestern College’s logo and apparel store.  The Moundbuilder Market will be open: 

Friday, May 6th – 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 7th – 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 8th – 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in Jantz Stadium
Sunday, May 8th – 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Stewart Fieldhouse lobby. 
(Note: The store in the basement of the Student Center will not be open on Sunday.)

For more information, visit: www.moundbuildermarket.com.


Parking

Parking will be available for persons with handicap permits in the parking lot between Christy Administration Building and Roy L. Smith Student Center. Security personnel will assist you in finding parking and by providing rides on golf carts. For your convenience, parking is also available at the Winfield High School with shuttle service to the commencement site.


Directions?

Need a map or directions?  Go HERE!


Weather Updates
In case of inclement weather, the decision to move commencement exercises indoors will be posted on www.sckans.edu/campus. You can also call (620) 229-6333 or 800-846-1543 ext. 6333 for more information.


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