Marshall University Winter Commencement
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
Help us say congratulations to our graduates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #MarshallGrad19!
Marshall University will hold two ceremonies to honor and recognize tentative May 2019 graduates. The ceremonies will be divided according to colleges (undergraduates and graduates combined).
9 a.m. Ceremony
Doors open at 7 a.m.
Graduates must report by 8 a.m.
Lewis College of Business
College of Education & Professional Development
College of Science
College of Information Technology & Engineering
2 p.m. Ceremony
Doors open at 12 p.m.
Graduates must report by 1 p.m.
College of Health Professions
College of Liberal Arts
College of Arts and Media
Regents Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Participation Confirmation
Parking is available in the parking garage on Third Avenue across from the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Parking in this garage is available on weekends at no charge. Parking is available in the Pullman Square garages for a fee.
Marshall will provide shuttle buses to transport graduates and guests from campus to the Arena. Graduates and guests are encouraged to park on University lots at the 6th Avenue Parking Facility, Performing Arts Center, football stadium or across from Smith Hall (Lot F). Shuttle service will begin at 7 a.m. for the 9 a.m. ceremony. Shuttles will begin at noon for the 2 p.m. ceremony. After each Commencement, buses will transport passengers back to campus.
The Big Sandy Superstore Arena and Convention Center has implemented new security procedures including walk-through metal detectors for all events occurring in the building including Marshall University’s Commencement ceremonies. Graduates and guests should allow additional time to make it through security and find seats before the ceremony begins.
Prohibited items include: illegal drugs or substances, outside food and drink, knives, guns, pepper spray, lasers, glow sticks, fireworks, wallet chains, sharp spiked jewelry, selfie sticks, tripods and umbrellas. For a full list of prohibited items, please visit www.bigsandyarena.com.
#MarshallGrad19 Photo Booths
Look for our free photo booths in the lobby of the Big Sandy Superstore Area! They provide the perfect backdrop for photos with your friends and family. Don’t forget to share your photos on social media using #MarshallGrad19.
University Communications will be taking candid photographs throughout the ceremony. Those photos will be available for free download through this site after the ceremony.
Professional Graduation Photos
The professional photographer (Legacy Photographics, Inc.) will email proof information to graduates a few days after the ceremony. Purchase of photographs is entirely optional.
Marshall University and the Marshall University Alumni Association would like to congratulate you on your graduation! As a way of recognizing your achievement, a downloadable copy of the Commencement ceremony is available to you, free of charge, courtesy of the MUAA.
Relive this major life milestone by visiting www.herdalum.com to download your free copy of the Commencement ceremony.
Countdown to Commencement
Tuesday, March. 5 and Wednesday, March 6
10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Memorial Student Center, Don Morris Room
Donning of the Kente Ceremony