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Commencement Activities

Related Commencement Events


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Honors Convocation

3:30 p.m. in Richardson Performing Arts Center


2017 Commencement Weekend is May 6-7, 2017.

Please read the following carefully and share this information with the guests you have invited to join you in your celebration.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Graduation Rehearsal

10:00 a.m. in Richard L. Jantz Stadium

In case of inclement weather the ceremony will be held in Messenger Recital Hall in the Darbeth Fine Arts Center. 

Main Campus Departmental Receptions

2:30 p.m.

  • Performing Arts Division Reception (East Lobby of Darbeth Fine Arts Center)
  • Natural Sciences Division Reception

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Baccalaureate Service
10:00 a.m. in Richardson Performing Arts Center

  • There is no seating order for this service (you may sit with your friends and family).
  • Caps and gowns are not worn to the service.
  • All graduates and their families are invited to attend. 

Order of the Mound Ceremony and Receptions
11:30 a.m. at Cole Mound Plaza

  • Recognition of students graduating in the top 10% of the class and meeting guidelines stated in the college catalog.
  • Graduates will be notified May 5th and 6th if they qualify for this honor.
  • Caps and gowns are worn for this ceremony.

In case of inclement weather the ceremony will be held in Messenger Recital Hall in the Darbeth Fine Arts Building. 

Receptions

10:30 a.m. - Noon

  • Communication/Computer Science/English Reception (lower level of Christy Administration Building)

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (begins after Baccalaureate dismisses)

  • Social Sciences Majors, Minors, Graduate Students and Families Reception (Welcome Center)

Commencement Ceremonies

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 the 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.

Diploma Pick-Up

  • Undergraduates whose degrees have been conferred effective May 7 may pick up their diploma immediately after the ceremony in Richardson (until 3:30 pm.)
  • Those undergraduates who walk but are May 30 or August 30 graduates will be contacted by the Registrar's Office about diploma delivery.

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 the 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.

Diploma Pick-Up

  • Graduates whose degrees have been conferred effective May 7 may pick up their diploma immediately after the graduate ceremony in Stewart Lobby (until 6:30 p.m.).
  • Those graduates who walk but are May 30 or August 30 graduates will be contacted by the Registrar's Office about diploma delivery.

**Graduates with physical limitations should contact the registrar's office at 1-800-846-1543 ext. 6268 by May 2nd ***


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


IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
B.S. degrees (except B.S. in Natural Sciences and B.S.A.T.) and B.S.N.

1:00 p.m. Stewart Field House

12:00 p.m. Pick up name cards and line up in Stewart Field House, lower level. (Use east Football Complex entrance.)

  • 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 upstairs in 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.
  • Tickets will NOT be required for guests attending the ceremony.

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
B.A., B.G.S., B. Mus., B.S. in Natural Sciences, and B.S.A.T.
3:00 p.m. Stewart Field House

2:00 p.m. Pick up name cards and line up in Stewart Field House, lower level. (Use east Football Complex entrance.)

  • 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 upstairs in 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.
  • Tickets will NOT be required for guests attending 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 Stewart Field House, lower level. (Use east Football Complex entrance.)

  • Caps and gowns are worn for this ceremony.
  • If there is a possibility of rain, please bring an umbrella.Graduates will process outside on the way to Stewart Field House.
  • 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 upstairs in 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.
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