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Commencement Activities

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

As schedule details of activities are finalized they will be updated here.


Thursday, April 21, 2022

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

At this time in the academic year, we recognize the academic and leadership honors earned by our students.


Division Receptions

Friday, May 6, 2022

Business – 12:00 p.m. Mossman Hallway

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Performing Arts/Fine Arts – 2:00 p.m. Darbeth Lawn (rain plan – Darbeth Lobby)

Natural Science/Math – 2:00 p.m. Lawn behind the Welcome Center (rain plan – upstairs lobby in Beech)

Communications, Computer Science, and English – 4:00-5:30 p.m. Christy 13

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Social Science – 11:30-1:00 p.m. Outdoor Classroom (rain plan – Mossman 108)

Professional Studies Reception – 12:00-1:30 p.m. Roy L. Smith Dining Hall

Education – 1:00-2:00 p.m. Deets Library


Class of 2022 Commencement Activities


Friday, May 6, 2022

Commencement Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. in Richardson Performing Arts Center


Sunday, May 8, 2022

Baccalaureate Service
9:30 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
11:00 a.m. at Cole Mound Plaza

  • Recognition of students graduating in the top 10% of the class and meeting guidelines stated in the college catalog.
  • Graduates will be notified May 6 and 7 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. 

Graduate Commencement Ceremony
for Hooding & Conferral of Degrees for Master's/Doctoral students
12:00 p.m. in Richardson Performing Arts Center

Live Video Stream
For those unable to attend the in-person ceremony, the event will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook:

Instructions for Graduates

11:30 a.m.  Pick up name cards and line up in lower level of Christy Administration.

  • Caps and gowns are worn for this ceremony.
  • Hoods are carried on your arm until you are hooded on stage.
  • Line up order is by degree not major.

Procession to Richardson Performing Arts Center

  • 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.
  • 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.  See details about Genesee Photo Systems here. An institutional gallery of images from Commencement weekend ceremonies will be available at www.sckans.edu/commencement.
  • 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.

Diploma Pick-Up

  • Graduates whose degrees have been conferred effective May 8 may pick up their diploma immediately after the ceremony in the Registrar's Office.
  • Those undergraduates who walk but are May 30 or August 30 graduates will be contacted by the Registrar's Office about diploma delivery.

**Graduates with physical limitations should contact the registrar's office at 1-800-846-1543 ext. 6175 by May 1st ***

Commencement Ceremony
for Main Campus and Professional Studies undergraduate students
2:30 p.m. in Richard L. Jantz Stadium

  • In case of inclement weather the ceremony will be held in Stewart Field House. (If we move to the inclement weather plan, we ask each graduate to bring no more than six guests due to space limitations.)

Live Video Stream
For those unable to attend the in-person ceremony, the event will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook:

Information 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.
  • 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.  See details about Genesee Photo Systems here.  An institutional gallery of images from Commencement weekend ceremonies will be available at www.sckans.edu/commencement.
  • 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.

Diploma Pick-Up

  • Undergraduates whose degrees have been conferred effective May 8 may pick up their diploma immediately after the ceremony at the concession stand at the south end of Jantz Stadium.
  • Those undergraduates who walk but are May 30 or August 30 graduates will be contacted by the Registrar's Office about diploma delivery.

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.

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