May 2016 Commencement Ceremony Information
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016
Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall
Mississippi University for Women
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business and Professional Studies
College of Education and Human Sciences
College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology
Friday, May 13
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 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 14
10:00 a.m. - Conferring of degrees for candidates in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Professional Studies and the College of Education and Human Sciences
2:00 p.m. - Conferring of degrees for candidates in the College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology
IMMEDIATELY AFTER CEREMONY, RETURN CAPS AND GOWNS TO CARRIER CHAPEL.
You must order regalia (cap and gown) through The Bookend (Barnes & Noble Bookstore) in order to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Caps and gowns will be issued at The Bookend (8 am - 3 pm) the Friday before Commencement. Honor cords, for first bachelor degree students with current overall and MUW grade point averages of 3.50 and above, will be distributed at Commencement practice. These Latin honors will be read as you go across the stage. 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 for degrees awarded will be mailed within three weeks after grades are due.
Conferring of Degrees
10:00 a.m. - Conferring of degrees for candidates in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Professional Studies and the College of Education and Human Sciences.
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.
2:00 p.m. - Conferring of degrees for candidates in the College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology.
Line-up is in Painter Hall at 1:00 p.m. Students not in line by 1:30 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 (6) 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.
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.