Marshall University Spring Commencement

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Downtown Huntington

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Help us say congratulations to our graduates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #MarshallGrad17

Event Information


Saturday, May 6

Big Sandy Arena

Associate & Bachelor’s Ceremony | 9 a.m.

Graduates must arrive by 8:30 a.m.

Master’s & Doctoral Ceremony | 2 p.m.

Graduates must arrive by 1:30 p.m.

Map of the Arena 


Graduation Instructions


Countdown to Commencement

Participation Confirmation

Instructions for Graduates

Commencement Arrival Requirements

It is imperative for graduates to arrive on time!


Commencement Speaker

J. Mark McVey

A Son of Marshall who has forged an outstanding career as a singer and actor on Broadway.

Event Parking

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.

Shuttle Service

Buses will be available to transport graduates and guests from campus to the Arena. Shuttle service will begin at 7:45 a.m. for the 9 a.m. ceremony.  Shuttles will begin at noon for the 2 p.m. ceremony. After each ceremony, buses will transport passengers back to campus.

Live Stream

The Commencement ceremonies will be streamed live on the Web for guests who are not able to attend. The link will be available at www.marshall.edu/it/livestream.

Event Photos and Videos

University Communications will be taking candid photographs throughout the ceremony. Those photos will be available for free download through this site after the ceremony. View photos and videos from the winter ceremony through the links below. New photos and videos will be added after the ceremony.

Event photos

HerdVideo: Marshall University Class of 2017

HerdVideo: Spring Commencement 2017 

Your 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.

#MarshallGrad17 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 #MarshallGrad17.

Additional Events

Donning of Kente

Thurs., April 27 | 5 p.m. | Joan C. Edwards Playhouse

School of Pharmacy

Thurs., May 4 | 7 p.m. | Keith-Albee PAC

School of Medicine

Fri., May 5 | 5 p.m. | Keith-Albee PAC


Commencement Video

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.


For questions regarding Commencement, please contact the Registrar’s Office, registrar@marshall.edu or 304-696-6410.