FALL 2022 COMMENCEMENT
Saturday, December 17, 2022
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To commence is “to begin,” or “to start.” At the end of their college journey, our students begin a new chapter of their lives, as educated citizens who will protect our democracy and offer creative solutions to local, state, national and global problems.
Commencement is arguably the most exciting time of the academic year, if not of a student’s entire college journey. The Commencement ceremony celebrates the achievements of Truman State University students and honors the accomplishments of distinguished speakers and guests. Here are a few items that might be helpful as you plan your trip to Kirksville!
|10:00 a.m.||Family and friends may start arriving at Pershing Arena.|
|10:30 a.m.||Faculty arrive via the east doors and rank is closed by the Grand Marshal|
|10:50 a.m.||The Processional begins moving toward Pershing Arena|
|10:55 a.m.||The Processional enters Pershing Arena|
|11:00 a.m.||Commencement Ceremony|
We ask that everyone stand as the candidates enter the arena! Our faculty will form two lines and greet the students as they enter the staging area. Once the faculty has moved to their seats, the President will begin the ceremony. When the ceremony has concluded, we ask that everyone remains in their seats until the students have exited the arena. Once students have exited the arena, guests are welcome to leave and meet up with their graduate(s) outside the arena. Please do not block entrances or stair areas.
If disability accommodations (e.g., signing (ASL), wheelchair access) are required for guests, your graduate needs to contact the Disability Services Office by completing the Disability Seating Accommodation Request as soon as possible and no later than 5:00 pm on December 12. There will be no wheelchairs available to use in Pershing Arena. Guests requiring wheelchairs should bring them. The handicapped parking and entrance is located on the east side of Pershing Building. An elevator is accessible through the east entrance.
Broadcast of Commencement
Truman State University’s Public Relations Department will live stream the Commencement Ceremony so family and friends can watch in real-time on:
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