Sunday, May 10, 2020

Richard L. Jantz Stadium
2:30 p.m.

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Graduate Hooding

Richardson Performing Arts Center
Date: May 10, 2020
Start time: 12:00 p.m. CST

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Commencement Ceremony
(Undergraduate & Graduate)

Richard L. Jantz Stadium
Date: May 10, 2020
Start time: 2:30 p.m. CST

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Instructions for Graduates

1:30 p.m. Pick up name cards and line up in Stewart Field House.

  • Caps and gowns are worn for this ceremony.
  • 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.
  • During the commencement ceremonies, there will be a picture taken of you and the President and another of you in front of the flags. There will also be a designated area for family to take pictures of you should they choose to do so. Your name, address, and email address have been provided to Lifetouch. If you have not received your proofs within two weeks from the Commencement Ceremony, you may contact them at or by calling 800-505-9496. An institutional gallery of images from Commencement weekend ceremonies will be available at
  • Return to your seat for the remainder of the ceremony.

Diploma Pick-Up

  • Undergraduate/graduates whose degrees have been conferred effective May 12 may pick up their diploma immediately after the ceremony in the Registrar's Office.
  • Those undergraduates/graduates who walk but are May 30 or August 30 graduates will be contacted by the Registrar's Office about diploma delivery.

Indoor Location to View Commencement

The following climate-controlled location is available for viewing of the Commencement Ceremony:

  • Richardson Performing Arts Center in Christy Adminstration Building

Handicap Parking Available

Parking will be available for persons with handicap permits in the parking lot between Christy Administration Building and Roy L. Smith Student Center.

Moundbuilder Market

Moundbuilder Market is Southwestern College’s merchandise and apparel store and will have a pop-up shop located at the top of Richard Jantz Stadium during the Commencement Ceremony.

For more information, visit:

Track Team Fundraiser

The SC Track Team will be selling bottled water at the concession stand in Jantz Stadium during Commencement.


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 You can also call (620) 229-6333 or 800-846-1543 ext. 6333 for more information.

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