Spring Commencement 2015

Spring 2015 Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 9th at 10:00 a.m. on the Alumni Green.


Rehearsal for Commencement will be at noon on Friday, May 8th, in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts and on the Alumni Green.

If you have questions, please call Christel Taylor (Registrar) at (740) 351-3377 or Mistie Spicer (Event & Conference Services) at (740) 351-3635.

Students at Graduation

Can’t Join Us for Commencement?

Family and friends who are unable to attend the ceremony may view it by logging onto the University's homepage and clicking on a link that will take them to a page with the webcast of the ceremony. Please be aware this pilot program site does include commercials.

Severe Weather Information

In the event of anticipated severe weather Shawnee State University will utilize a Severe Weather Plan. The Severe Weather Plan will consist of 2 separate ceremonies in the Eloise Covert Smith Theater in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. The College of Arts and Sciences, University College, Teacher Education graduates and Engineering Technology graduates will graduate at 10:00 a.m. The College of Professional Studies will graduate at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are needed for both ceremonies. The decision to implement the Severe Weather Plan is made by the Provost the day before rehearsal and will be announced as quickly as possible.

Students will receive three (3) tickets for family and friends to use in the event the Severe Weather Plan is imposed. Tickets can be picked up beginning on April 20 in the University Center, room 219, Two extra tickets may be picked up beginning on April 27 if available. Make a plan with your family to determine who will be attending if the Severe Weather Plan is implemented. A webcast of the event can be viewed during the ceremony at shawnee.edu/live. An overflow area will be available in the Flohr Lecture Hall in the Clark Memorial Library for those without tickets to watch the webcast.

If weather is NOT threatening, commencement will take place outside on the Alumni Green. No tickets are needed for the Alumni Green.

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