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Commencement

2016 COMMENCEMENT

Sunday, May 8, 2016

2016 Commencement Web Galleries

  • 2016 Undergraduate Commencement (Photos | Program)
  • 2016 Undergraduate Commencement (Video)
  • 2016 Graduate Hooding & Ceremony (Video | Photos | Program)
  • 2016 Baccalaureate (Photos | Program)
  • 2016 Order of the Mound (Photos)
  • 2016 Honors Convocation (Photos | Program)
  • Class of 2016 Dear Freshman Me (Video)

Links will be updated as content is available.


Commencement Weather Update (as of 9:50 a.m. 5/8/16 )

The president’s office has been keeping a close eye on weather conditions and consulting with emergency services personnel including the National Weather Service.  They are predicting that the current storms will have moved out of the area by late morning and that severe storms will not occur until evening.

As a result, the Order of the Mound Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. will be INSIDE Messenger Recital Hall.

Undergraduate Commencement exercises will be held OUTSIDE in Richard L. Jantz Stadium at 1 p.m.

As weather conditions are still developing, please continue to check for updates throughout the morning. Our principal concern is your safety and the safety of your loved ones, and the expected break in the weather at 11:30 a.m. is not guaranteed.


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.


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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