Commencement

Commencement

Winter Commencement 2022

Winter commencement for all prospective July, August, and December 2022 graduates will be held Saturday, December 10th at 10:00 am at the Mountain Health Arena.  Doors to the arena open at 8:00 am.

Please complete the Winter Commencement Participation Form

Commencement Instructions with Map

For questions regarding commencement, please contact commencement@marshall.edu.

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Event Information
Event Information

The commencement ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Doors of the Mountain Health Arena will open to the public at 8:00 a.m. Tickets are not required.

Graduates must report to their assigned spaces no later than 9:00 a.m. It is imperative for graduates to arrive on time; late graduates may not be permitted to participate in the ceremony. Graduates should refer to the graduate instructions for more information.

Security Procedures and Parking
Security Procedures and Parking

Please allow additional time for required security procedures when arriving at Mountain Health 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 Mountain Health 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 www.marshall.edu/livestream.

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 www.bkstr.com/marshallstore.
Honor Cords and Tassels
Honor Cords and Tassels
Undergraduate students may stop by the Registrar’s Office in Old Main 106A to pick up academic honor cords and tassels. If you have questions concerning your eligibility, please contact your academic advisor and ask if you meet the academic and residency requirements. Additional information may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

 

Summa cum laude (green and white): 3.85-4.00

Magna cum laude (gold): 3.60-3.84

Cum laude (red): 3.30-3.59

Associate with High Honors (blue): 3.70-4.00

Associate with Honors (blue): 3.30-3.69

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. 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.
Photos
Photos
Professional photographers will be at the stage area during the ceremony to take pictures of each graduate. GradImages 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 GradImages at www.gradimages.com or 850-907-2740.
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.