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Registrar & Student Records

Ward Edwards 1000
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4900
Fax: 660.543.8400
registrar@ucmo.edu



Family and Guest Information

Ceremony Dates/Times

Three commencement ceremonies will be held for December 2017 degree candidates:

Friday, December 8th, 6:00 pm– Graduate students in all four colleges.

Saturday, December 9th, 10:00am– Undergraduate students in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the Harmon College of Business Administration, and General Studies majors.

Saturday, December 9th, 2:00pm- Undergraduate students in the College of Health, Science, and Technology and the College of Education.

Click here to view the complete schedule of commencement events.


Directions to Campus

The address of the Multipurpose Building is 500 South Washington Street, Warrensburg, MO 64093. Click here for driving directions to campus.

Hotel Accommodations

The following is a list of some Warrensburg and surrounding area accommodations:

Warrensburg:

Comfort Inn - Warrensburg Station
609 E. Russell Ave.
660-429-4848 or 800-228-5150
Days Inn
204 Cleveland
660-429-2400 or 800-329-7466
Holiday Inn Express
626 E. Russell Ave.
660-747-3000 or 800-HOLIDAY

Super 8 Motel
439 E. Russell Ave.
660-429-2183 or 800-800-8000

Cena's Nook Bed & Breakfast 110 East Hale Lake Road, 660-624-1925 www.cenasnook.com Warrensburg Fairfield Inn & Suites 355 E. Russell Ave.
660-442-3540 www.marriott.com/DMOFI

 

Knob Noster (10 Miles East of Warrensburg):

Econo Lodge
2340 W. Irish Ln.
660-563-3000
AirBnb
611 Hillcrest Dr.
Book online

 

Sedalia (28 Miles East of Warrensburg):

Best Western State Fair Inn
3120 S. Limit Ave.
660-826-6100
Budget Host Super 7 Motel
5650 S. Limit Ave.
660-827-0215
Comfort Inn
3600 W. Broadway Blvd.
660-829-5050
Econo Lodge Truman Inn
3501 W. Broadway Blvd.
660-826-8400
Holiday Inn Express
4001 W. Broadway Blvd.
660-826-4000
Super 8 Motel
3402 W. Broadway Blvd.
660-827-5890

 

Parking

Ample parking is available near the UCM Multipurpose Building (500 S. Washington Street) at no charge. Disability parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in spots marked on both the east and west sides of the building.

Click here to view parking map.

All information is subject to change. We recommend checking back periodically for current information.

Seating

The UCM Multipurpose Building (500 S. Washington Street) will open one hour prior to each commencement ceremony and will close approximately 30 minutes after the end of each ceremony. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are not required.

The UCM Multipurpose Building provides easy access for guests with permanent or temporary disabilities. Seating for those guests is located throughout the arena. Guests with special needs are encouraged to arrive early.

Spaces to accommodate guests in wheelchairs, with one companion, are available in two areas: (1) on the second floor (via the elevator in the east hallway) of the north (home team) stands and (2) the first row of the south (away team) stands via a ramp on the east side of the stands.

Additional seating for those who are unable to climb stairs, and one companion, are so marked and located in the first few rows of the north (home team) stands.

An American Sign Language interpreter will be present for the ceremony. Hearing impaired guests are encouraged to sit near the stage in the stands to right of the stage (north/home side). Due to space limitations, we ask that only one other person be seated with the guest in this area.

Commencement is not a ticketed event, and it is not necessary to purchase tickets in accessible seating areas.

All information is subject to change. We recommend checking back periodically for current information.

Disability Accommodations

Guests with temporary or permanent disabilities are encouraged to arrive early for parking and seating accommodations.

Parking

Ample parking is available near the UCM Multipurpose Building (500 S. Washington Street) at no charge. Disability parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in spots marked on both the east and west sides of the building.

Click here to view parking map.

Seating

The UCM Multipurpose Building (500 S. Washington Street) will open one hour prior to each commencement ceremony. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are not required.

The UCM Multipurpose Building provides easy access for guests with permanent or temporary disabilities. Seating for those guests is located throughout the arena. Guests with special needs are encouraged to arrive early.

Spaces to accommodate guests in wheelchairs, with one companion, are available in two areas: (1) on the second floor (via the elevator in the east hallway) of the north (home team) stands and (2) the first row of the south (away team) stands via a ramp on the east side of the stands.

Additional seating for those who are unable to climb stairs, and one companion, are so marked and located in the first few rows of the north (home team) stands. Space to store walkers is available at each end of the stands.

An American Sign Language interpreter will be present for the ceremony. Hearing impaired guests are encouraged to sit near the stage in the stands to right of the stage (north/home side). Due to space limitations, we ask that only one other person be seated with the guest in this area.

All information is subject to change. We recommend checking back periodically for current information.

Photography

Taking pictures and videotaping are allowed, but tripods and monopods are not permitted. Cameras must be battery-operated. Photographs may only be taken from the stands and guests are asked to no block the aisles or view of other guests. Only press photographers with proper credentials are permitted on the arena floor.

A professional photographer from GradImages will take 3-4 photographs of each degree candidate as they cross the stage. Students will receive a digital proof of their photos on an order card within 5 to 7 days following the ceremony.

Students are not obligated to purchase any of these photos. GradImages may be contacted Monday-Friday 8-5 (central time) at 800-261-2576 and at giservice@gradimages.net. Students can register with GradImages to ensure that their graduation proofs can be delivered in a timely manner. Students may also select "Pre-event Registration" to enter their e-mail address and add addresses of family and friends that would like to view the proofs. There is no obligation to order photographs; this is merely a service.

In addition, DVDs of the ceremony can be purchased for $11 (tax included). Send requests noting the date and time of ceremony in which you are interested to Dr. Joe Moore, UCM Media Network, Martin 136, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO 64093. Checks should be payable to the UCM Media Network. For more information, contact Dr. Moore at jhmoore@ucmo.edu.

All information is subject to change. We recommend checking back periodically for current information.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the ceremony last?

The ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes. At the end of the ceremony, participants and guests will have 30 minutes to exit the building so that preparations for the next commencement ceremony or event may begin.

Is there a live stream of the ceremony for family and friends at home to watch?

Yes! Broadcasting will begin 30 minutes prior to start of the ceremony and can be found at https://www.ucmo.edu/commencement/stream/. It may take several seconds for the video to load and begin playing.

In addition, DVDs of the ceremony can be purchased for $11 (tax included). Send requests noting the date and time of ceremony in which you are interested to Dr. Joe Moore, UCM Media Network, Martin 136, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO 64093. Checks should be payable to the UCM Media Network. For more information, contact Dr. Moore at jhmoore@ucmo.edu.

Which side of the arena will my student be seated in?

Degree candidates are seated on the floor of the auditorium. Students are grouped by college and are not in order by name, major, or department. There is no way to predict which side of the arena a student will end up seated on. Parents and guests will be able to get photos by sitting on any side of the auditorium.

When will my student walk across the stage?

Information coming soon!

Friday, December 8th, 6:00pm

College of Education
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Harmon College of Business Administration
College of Health, Science, and Technology

Saturday, December 9th, 10:00am

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Harmon College of Business Administration
General Studies majors

Saturday, December 9th, 2:00pm

College of Health, Science, and Technology
College of Education

Why is my student not listed in the printed Commencement Program?

To be included in the printed commencement program, students had to submit their graduation application and be approved for graduation prior to October 30th. The printed Commencement Program is not an official document, nor is it proof of graduation. All students participating in the ceremony are degree candidates and will be evaluated for completing graduation requirements in the weeks following the actual ceremony.

When are diplomas mailed to students?

Students who successfully complete all degree requirements will be mailed their diploma in February.