SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015
Rent Auditorium, Whitfield HallMississippi University for WomenColumbus, Mississippi
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology
College of Business and Professional Studies
College of Education and Human Sciences
Special Events/Announcements- Caps/Gowns/Honor Cords- Diplomas- Conferring of Degrees- Commencement Tickets/Seating- Commencemnt Photographs- Alumni Relations- Graduation Survey
Graduation Reminders- Transfer Credit- University Accounts
Friday, May 8
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Regalia (Cap & Gown) pickup at The Bookend (Barnes & Noble Bookstore)
11:00 a.m. -COMMENCEMENT PRACTICE report immediately to Painter Hall to line up. Tickets and honor cords (for those eligible) will be distributed at practice.Note: Commencement practice is REQUIRED of all commencement participants. If you have a conflict, please notify the Registrar's Office so your name will not be removed from the Line of March.
Saturday, May 9
10:00 a.m. - Conferring of degrees for candidates in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology
1:30 p.m. - Conferring of degrees for candidates in the College of Business and Professional Studies and the College of Education and Human Sciences
IMMEDIATELY AFTER CEREMONY, RETURN CAPS AND GOWNS TO CARRIER CHAPEL.
You must order regalia (cap and gown) through The Bookend (Barnes & Noble Bookstore). Caps and gowns will be issued at The Bookend all day (8 am - 5 pm) the Friday before Commencement. Honor cords, for first bachelor degree students whose current cumulative and MUW grade point averages are 3.50 and above, will be distributed at Commencement practice. Latin honors based on current GPAs will be read. However, honors printed on diplomas and transcripts will be based on final GPAs. Caps and gowns must be returned to Carrier Chapel immediately following the ceremony.
Diplomas available for pick-up no sooner than 2 weeks of commencement. If you want your diploma mailed, you must send the appropriate request and payment to the Office of the Registrar. If you chose to mail and want to pick, you may do so if it has not yet been mailed, however, there are no refunds. Click here for the form to complete for request of mailing diploma.
Conferring of Degrees
Line-up is in Painter Hall at 9:00 a.m. Students not in line by 9:30 a.m. will be removed from the list.
Line-up is in Painter Hall at 12:30 p.m. Students no in line by 1:00 p.m. will be removed from the list.
Family and friends (including ALL children) attending commencement MUST have an admission ticket.
Guests should enter through the front entrance of Whitfield Hall. Six tickets will be distributed to each student participating in commencement at commencement practice on Friday. Tickets will not be mailed. There are no reserved seats and no extra tickets.
Doors will open one hour prior to each ceremony. Tickets will only be honored until 15 minutes prior to the ceremony. At that time, the doors will be opened for all until seats are filled. Anyone arriving with a ticket after the honorable time is not guaranteed a seat, but will have the option to go to Parkinson Hall, Nissan Auditorium to view the live streaming if/when Rent Auditorium is full. There will also be a link available for Live Streaming at the MUW website.
A professional photographer, Grad Images, will be at the ceremonies to take pictures as you cross the stage. We request that family members and friends refrain from taking pictures during the ceremony, especially with flash or at the front. Grad Images will contact you about your pictures, or you can visit http://www.gradimages.com/preregistration and register accordingly to view. Please call Grad Images Customer Service at 1-800-261-2576 if you have any questions.
The Alumni Office is always interested in receiving news of your activities and will help you keep in touch with MUW after graduation. Please visit the Alumni Relations web site at www.muw.edu/alumni. They will also be available at Carrier Chapel as you return your regalia.
Please take 5 minutes and complete the graduation survey online. It is an important part of our accreditation.
Survey location: http://scantron.muw.edu/classclimate/online/The password: grad2015
The deadline for submission of transfer work to the Office of the Registrar is the Wednesday following Commencement. Please notify faculty involved from other campuses of this deadline and request their assistance. If an official transcript will not be available by this date, please arrange for the institution's Registrar to notify the MUW Registrar of the final grade(s) prior to the deadline. Please note that transfer credit will be added to your MUW record and your degree will be posted only upon receipt of an official transcript. You will not graduate if official transcripts of grades are not received, and you must reapply for degree.
The deadline for candidates to clear University accounts is 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to Commencement. Offices included are University Accounting (Comptroller), Housing, Health Center, Library, Registrar, Student Affairs and Campus Police. Diplomas and/or transcripts will not be issued to candidates until all accounts are cleared.
Office of the Registrar1100 College StreetMUW-1605Columbus, MS 39701
Welty Hall 105 Phone: (662) 329-7135Fax: (662) 241-6964
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439