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Commencement

2018 COMMENCEMENT

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Start making your plans for the 2018 Commencement Ceremony on May 13, 2018. A detailed schedule of activities will be listed here once it has been finalized.

Will there be a ceremony in December?

There will not be a December ceremony, but students with degrees conferred in December are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the May 13, 2018 ceremony.


2017 COMMENCEMENT

Sunday, May 7, 2017

View the full 2017 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony in HD:


Photo Galleries, Videos and Programs

2017 Commencement Web Galleries

  • 2017 Undergraduate Commencement (Video | Photos | Program)
  • 2017 Graduate Hooding & Ceremony (Video | Photos | Program)
  • 2017 Baccalaureate (Photos | Program)
  • 2017 Order of the Mound (Photos)
  • 2017 Honors Convocation (VideoPhotos | Program)
  • Class of 2017 "What I'll Miss Most" Video (Video)
  • Special Recognition from Faculty Video (Video)

Links will be updated as content is available.


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***


Live Video Stream

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Richard L. Jantz Stadium
Date: May 7, 2017
Start time: 1:00 p.m. CST

Graduate Hooding & Commencement

Stewart Field House
Date: May 7, 2017
Start time: 5:00 p.m. CST

Play Video


Simulcasts

The following locations are available for viewing of the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony:

  • Richardson Performing Arts Center
  • Java Jinx in the Roy L. Smith Student Center

The simulcast locations are climate controlled.

The Graduate ceremony can only be viewed on www.moundbuilder.com.


Moundbuilder Market

Moundbuilder Market, located in the lower level of Roy L. Smith Student Center, is Southwestern College’s merchandise and apparel store. 

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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