Sunday, May 12, 2019

Commencement Ceremony (Undergraduate & Graduate)
Sunday, May 12, 2019
2:30 p.m. Richard L. Jantz Stadium


Schedule of Events

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.
  • Commencement photographs are being taken by Grad Images. After graduation, order online at or call 800.261.2576. 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 Richardson (until 4:30 pm.)
  • 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 Locations to View Commencement

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

  • Richardson Performing Arts Center in Christy Adminstration Building


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.

2018 Commencement Highlight

Roger Moon, Faculty Address Excerpt

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:

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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