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Main Campus Commencement

The main campus hosts commencement ceremonies at the end of the Fall 16-week semester and the Spring 16-week semester. The Spring ceremonies will be held at the Mizzou Arena. The Fall ceremony will be held in the Southwell Complex Gymnasium on the historic Columbia College campus in Columbia, Missouri. The next ceremony days are:

  • May 1, 2021 - deadline to sign-up is March 26, 2021
  • December 18, 2021 - deadline to sign-up is October 15, 2021

There are two ceremonies in the Spring. The first ceremony will be held at 11:00 AM, and the second ceremony will be held at 2:15 PM. In Fall, there is only one ceremony, which takes place at noon. The ceremonies last approximately 75 minutes. Each ceremony is open to all master's, bachelor's, and associate degree candidates who register and meet the eligibility requirements. See the commencement schedule for more details about the ceremonies.

Register for Commencement 

The deadline for the Main Campus commencement ceremony registration is approximately two months before the ceremony. There are limited openings for each ceremony, so we recommend early sign-up. The electronic order form is located in CougarTrack under Forms and is titled "Application for Commencement Ceremony." Please visit the student instructions page for more details. If there are any questions about the commencement ceremonies, students may contact the Office of the Registrar at (800) 231-2391, ext. 7526 or (573) 875-7526 or their Columbia College location.

Please be aware that each main campus ceremony is streamed live on the Internet. By signing up for a main campus ceremony, you have agreed to participate in a live streaming event.


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