Commencement ceremonies to include department, time changes

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On February 13, 2017

Beginning this semester, spring commencement ceremonies will include all bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. students from a department within the same ceremony. The morning ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. as it has in recent years. The afternoon ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. instead of 4 p.m. as in previous years. Please see the list below to find the ceremony for your academic program.

Due to the growth in the student population and commencement audience sizes, the spring commencement ceremony became too large for a single event, so the campus decided to hold one ceremony for undergraduate students and one for graduate students. This didn’t resolve the issue, however, as Missouri S&T does not have a facility large enough to hold all undergraduate students and accommodate all guests. The campus also tried holding one ceremony for undergraduate engineering students and one ceremony for all graduate students and non-engineering undergraduates. With the new arrangement, all the students, faculty and staff in a department can experience the excitement of graduation together.

Plans for the new arrangement were thoroughly evaluated by an ad hoc committee and reviewed by the chancellor’s cabinet, the Commencement Committee, the Public Occasions Committee and Faculty Senate. The schedule is now as follows and is posted on the registrar’s website,

10 a.m. Saturday, May 13
Undergraduate and graduate students in the following disciplines will be honored:

  • architectural engineering
  • applied and environmental biology
  • biological sciences
  • ceramic engineering
  • chemical and biochemical engineering
  • chemistry
  • civil engineering
  • economics
  • engineering management
  • English
  • environmental engineering
  • geological engineering
  • geology and geophysics
  • geotechnics
  • industrial organization psychology
  • materials science and engineering
  • metallurgical engineering
  • petroleum engineering
  • physics
  • psychology
  • systems engineering
  • technical communication

3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13
Undergraduate and graduate students in the following disciplines will be honored:

  • aerospace engineering
  • applied mathematics
  • business administration
  • business and management systems
  • computer engineering
  • computer science
  • electrical engineering
  • explosives engineering
  • history
  • information science and technology
  • manufacturing engineering
  • mathematics
  • mechanical engineering
  • mining engineering
  • multidisciplinary studies
  • nuclear engineering
  • philosophy

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