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Commencement Activities

2016 Commencement Weekend is May 7-8, 2016.

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

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Parents and guests are invited and encouraged to join graduates in attending the departmental receptions for main campus graduates and the Honors Convocation. 

Main Campus Departmental Receptions
2:30 p.m.

Natural Science and Mathematics (Welcome Center)
Performing Arts (Darbeth Lobby) 

Honors Convocation
4:00 p.m. in Richardson Performing Arts Center

Graduates and faculty will gather outside, at the bottom of the 77 steps at 3:40 p.m. in cap and gown. In case of inclement weather, you will gather in the basement of the Christy Administration Building.

Although this is a traditional main campus program, Professional Studies learners who qualified for the Dean's Honor Roll for fall 2015 will be recognized on the printed program. Professional Studies learners and their families are welcome to attend and participate in the convocation should they choose to do so. 


Sunday, May 8, 2016

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. in Messenger Recital Hall (located in the Darbeth Fine Arts Building - due to weather)

  • Recognition of students graduating in the top 10% of the class and meeting guidelines stated in the college catalog.
  • Graduates will be notified May 6th and 7th 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. – 12:00 p.m. Communications, Computer Science, English – Come-and-Go Brunch  (Christy 13)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Social Sciences Majors & Minors Reception for graduates and their families.  A light lunch will be served.  (Welcome Center)

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Business and MBA  (Mossman Hallway)

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Education – Undergraduate  (Library Reference Room)  

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Education – Masters and EdD  (Library Reference Room)

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Professional Studies Reception  (Dining Hall of the Roy L. Smith Student 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.

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.

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


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, 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 White PE.

  • 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.
  • 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, B.S.A.T. and A.G.S.
3:00 p.m. Stewart Field House

2:00 p.m. Pick up name cards and line up in White PE.

  • 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.
  • 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 Richardson Performing Arts Center.

  • 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 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.
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