Fall Commencement Ceremony

This website contains information about the Fall Commencement ceremonies. All candidates will be emailed instructions for the ceremony, arrival time, clearance process, and more once the details are determined.

If you have specific questions about Commencement, please contact the Registrar’s Office, kwood@truman.edu, 660-785-4143. Graduate candidates should contact the Graduate Office, gradstudies@truman.edu, 660-785-4109.

Commencement Ceremony 

Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
Location: Pershing Arena
Ceremony Time: 11 a.m. *

Degree candidates must wear a face mask and be dressed in academic regalia to enter and participate in commencement. Degree candidates must bring their green completed reader card, and any appropriate honor medallions with them for the ceremony.

All guests are required to wear a mask at all times while inside University buildings. The number of guests will not be limited unless social distancing protocols are put into place.

* Note: If the pandemic situation changes and social distancing becomes necessary, the single ceremony will be split into two (2) ceremonies with one ceremony starting at 11 a.m. and the second ceremony in the afternoon (tentative 2:30-3 p.m. start time). Degree candidates will be notified of their assigned ceremony.

More Commencement Information:

  • Maps and Parking
  • Bookstore (for caps, gowns, announcements, and graduate gifts)
  • NameCoach Pronunciation System
    • All degree candidates must voice-record their name prior to commencement to help ensure it is pronounced correctly at the commencement ceremony.
  • YouTube Live Stream
    • The commencement ceremony will be viewable via live stream for those unable to attend in-person.
  • Truman State University Fall Commencement Facebook Event
    • Visit the Truman Fall Commencement Facebook Event page for updates and other information leading up to graduation day. The commencement ceremony will be live streamed on this link also.
  • Fall 2021 Commencement Instructions for:
  • Inclement Weather Information
    • The weather in northeast Missouri changes quickly during the winter months. The Fall ceremony will be held indoors, but in the event of inclement weather, an announcement will be posted on the Truman State University website.  The only effect this may have on the ceremonies would be in regard to parking or walking on campus.