SC Commencement to be Held May 8

Southwestern College Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday, May 8, in Richardson Performing Arts Center (RPAC) and Richard L. Jantz Stadium. 

Commencement times include:

9:30 a.m.— Baccalaureate service in RPAC

11 a.m.— Order of the Mound Ceremony at Cole Mound Plaza

12 p.m.— Graduate hooding and conferral of degree ceremony in RPAC

2:30 p.m.— Undergraduate Commencement (main campus and Professional Studies) in Richard L. Jantz Stadium

In case of inclement weather, the undergraduate ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m., in Stewart Field House.

Commencement activities will be broadcast live in RPAC as well as online at: or

The viewing location on campus will be the Richardson Performing Arts Center in the Christy Administration Building. 

Parking for graduation day 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 in finding parking and by providing rides on golf carts.  

Baccalaureate services will be held Sunday, May 8, at 9:30 a.m., in the Richardson Performing Arts Center.  Devices to assist those with hearing problems are available in the box office, and an area is reserved for handicapped patrons and their companions in the rear of the hall. 

Inductees to the Order of the Mound will be honored on Sunday, May 8, at 11 a.m., at the Cole Mound Plaza (in case of inclement weather, in Messenger Recital Hall in the Darbeth Fine Arts Building). The Order of the Mound recognizes students graduating in the top 10% of the class. 

In case of inclement weather, the decision to move the commencement exercises indoors will be posted on and on social media sites.

For more information call (620) 229-6223 or go to

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