Spring Commencement 2024

Spring Commencement for all graduates of Spring 2024 will be held Saturday, April 27th at 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM at the Marshall Health Network Arena.

There will be two ceremonies, please check your college’s scheduled ceremony start time:

9:00 AM Ceremony. Doors open to the arena at 7:00 AM. Students should arrive no later than 8:00 AM. See Commencement Instructions below.

2:00 PM Ceremony. Doors open to the arena at Noon. Students should arrive no later than 1:00 PM. See Commencement Instructions below.

Spring 2024 Tentative Graduates: Please complete the Commencement Response form below so we can confirm your attendance at the upcoming Commencement Ceremony.

For questions regarding commencement, please contact

Spring 2024 Virtual Countdown to Commencement Recording

9:00 AM Ceremony

The 9:00 AM ceremony will be for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in the following colleges:

College of Business
Doctor of Business Administration
Doctor of Nursing Anesthesia Practice
College of Education and Professional Development
Doctor of Education
College of Science
College of Engineering and Computer Sciences
Division of Aviation
School of Medicine – Physician Assistant and Masters in Biomedical Research

9:00 AM Commencement Instructions

2:00 PM Ceremony

The 2:00 pm ceremony will be for undergraduate and graduate students in the following colleges:

College of Health Professions
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Doctor of Physical Therapy
College of Arts and Media
College of Liberal Arts
Regents Bachelor of Arts
School of Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy

2:00 PM Commencement Instructions

Security Procedures and Parking
Security Procedures and Parking

Please allow additional time for required security procedures when arriving at Marshall Health Network Arena. Graduates and guests will be subject to metal detector screening, visual inspection, and a bag inspection upon entry. Only clear bags no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″ will be permitted. For more information please refer to the arena’s website.

Parking is available in the parking garage on Third Avenue across from the Marshall Health Network Arena. Parking in this garage is available on weekends at no charge. Additionally, parking is available in the Pullman Square garages for a minimal fee. All three parking garages are in reasonable walking distance of the arena.

Ceremony Livestream
Ceremony Livestream

The Commencement Ceremony will be available via livestream at

Cap and Gown
Cap and Gown
Caps and gowns are available for purchase at the Bookstore in the Memorial Student Center. If you have any questions, please contact 304-696-3622 or
Diplomas and Diploma Covers
Diplomas and Diploma Covers
Diplomas will be mailed to the student’s permanent address 4-6 weeks after the graduation date. International delivery of diplomas outside of North America (United States, Canada, Mexico) will require a shipment to be created through eShipGlobal. Please create a shipment at for international shipments only. Please choose Marshall University and the Office of the Registrar as the department. Graduates will have six months after the graduation date to inform the Office of the Registrar that he or she did not receive the diploma. After that period, all students must order a replacement diploma.

Diploma covers will be available for pick up only at the Office of the Registrar. Covers can not be mailed.

Beginning in August 2023, digital diplomas will be sent to your Marshall University email address approximately 2-4 weeks after the graduation date. The notification about the electronic diploma will come from Parchment.

Professional photographers will be at the stage area during the ceremony to take pictures of each graduate. Legacy Photographics will send proof information to graduates using MU e-mail addresses a few days after the ceremony. Purchase of photographs is entirely optional. If you have any questions, please contact Legacy at or 1-800-447-2550.
Rings and Announcements
Rings and Announcements
Graduates can purchase class rings and announcements from Jostens.
Past Event Photos and Videos
Past Event Photos and Videos
View photos and video from previous Commencement events.
Commencement Program Archive
Commencement Program Archive
You can view past Marshall University Commencement Programs.