Springfield students on the MSU-West Plains campus who plan to graduate in spring 2017 with a bachelor’s or master’s degree are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony locally at the West Plains Civic Center, or at the ceremony held on the MSU-Springfield campus. MSU-West Plains has one commencement ceremony per year, while the MSU-Springfield campus holds commencement at the conclusion of each semester.
The spring 2017 commencement ceremony will be held at the West Plains Civic Center, Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10am. Rehearsal for commencement will be held at the West Plains Civic Center on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 1pm.
Students should arrive at 9am at the West Plains Civic Center the day of commencement and pick up their name cards at the check-in table to carry to the stage during the ceremony. You may make changes on the name card of how you would like for your name to be announced as you walk across stage. There will be an area behind the stage for students to change into their caps and gowns. A professional photographer will take individual and group pictures prior to the ceremony. Order forms and picture prices/packages will be available.
Please email AmberJohnston@missouristate.edu or DeannaSmith@missouristate.edu or, you may call (417) 255-7931 to confirm if you plan to participate or not in the spring 2017 commencement ceremony in West Plains so numbers of graduates attending can be tracked.
You are eligible to attend the commencement ceremony if you are completing your degree at the end of spring 2017, have 6 hours or less to complete in order to graduate by the end of the summer 2017 semester, or graduated in fall 2016.