Student on Stage with Diploma

Autumn Commencement will be held on Saturday, December 11. More details will be sent at a later time as details are finalized regarding the number of ceremonies that will be held, times for each, and limited guest tickets. Until then, mark your calendar for Countdown to Commencement!

Countdown to Commencement dates:

Tuesday, October 12
2 pm - 6 pm 
Morris University Center Ballroom

Wednesday, October 13
9 am - 11 am 
Morris University Center Ballroom

Let's get you ready! Here's what you'll be able to do during Countdown to Commencement:

  • Buy your cap and gown. We'll take care of everything during Countdown to Commencement, or you can order online by visiting 
  • Talk to Career Services. The team will introduce you to services you can use as you launch your career.
  • Get a professional headshot. The Alumni Association will have a photographer present so you can start your career out with a professional headshot.
  • Pick up your graduation gift. The Alumni Association has something special for you.
  • Visit the Shawnee State Spirit Shop. We've expanded merchandise that will help you share your school pride.
  • Complete your Exit Counseling. Financial Aid will be available to help you understand your student loan process.
  • Petition to Graduate. The last day is November 1 to be included in the commencement ceremony.

If you can't make it to your scheduled Countdown to Commencement date and time, email to make arrangements.

Spring 2021 Commencement Replay Links