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Registrar & Student Records

Ward Edwards 1000
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4900
Fax: 660.543.8400

Additional Information for Undergraduate Students


Acquire Caps and Gowns

All graduation candidates, caps and gowns will be available for pick-up beginning March 12, 2018, Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-3pm, and Sunday noon-5pm., at the University Store-The Crossing. Distribution continues daily during regular store hours. Photo ID and Regalia order form are required. Regalia forms are found in MyCentral on the "Student Services" page and can be printed at the bookstore or from any campus computer.

University Store-The Crossing will also be open 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4th and on Saturday, May 5th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for cap and gown pickup.  For more information call the University Store at 660-543-4227.  Inquiries via e-mail can be directed to


Assembly Areas

Undergraduate candidates in academic regalia (caps and gowns) will assemble on the second floor of the Multipurpose Building 30 minutes prior to your allotted ceremony time.


Graduate candidates in academic regalia (hoods and gowns) - area to be determined


Undergraduate Students Graduating with Honors


To be eligible for graduation with honors an undergraduate student must have earned both cumulative and Central Missouri grade point averages of 3.50. *Graduate students are not recognized with honors.

Those with a cumulative and Central Missouri grade point average of 3.50 to 3.74 graduate Cum Laude; 3.75 to 3.84, Magna Cum Laude; and 3.85 and above, Summa Cum Laude. Both the cumulative and Central Missouri grade point averages must fall into the same grade category to qualify for that honors designation. Should the Central Missouri and cumulative GPAs be in different grade categories, the lower designation of honors will be recognized.

Designation of graduation with final honors is noted on the diploma and official transcript once semester grades are finalized.

*Qualification for graduation with honors at the time of the ceremony is based on available grades up to that date and does not include final semester grades. Actual graduation with honors will not be determined until the final semester grades are calculated. If a student's honors classification changes after final grades are calculated, the student may exchange (or pick up) their honors ribbon at the University Store-The Crossing.

Are there cords for those undergraduate students graduating with academic honors?


Undergraduate candidates graduating with academic honors will wear medallions that are available for pick-up with the cap and gown in the University Store-The Crossing. The level of academic honors is based on your current grade point averages, both cumulative and UCM GPAs are considered.  The lowest GPA will be used to determine academic honors.  This will not include grades from your final semester. 

Academic honors will be announced as your name is read when you cross the stage at the ceremony and are listed in the Commencement Program. Academic honors also will be on your transcript and diploma.

Cum Laude (3.50 – 3.74) - White ribbons

Magna Cum Laude (3.75 - 3.84) - Red ribbons

Summa Cum Laude (3.85 – 4.00) - Gold ribbons

Graduation FAQ


How will I know if I have not met all my requirements for graduation?

It will be important that you monitor your UCM email account and MyCentral messages closely. When you apply for graduation an evaluation showing remaining degree requirements is emailed to candidates. A mid-semester check is done during your final semester and any deficiencies are emailed to candidates and posted in MyCentral Personal Announcements. At the end of the semester, a final check is done and any deficiencies are emailed, mailed, and posted in MyCentral Personal Announcements. Numerous additional informative emails are also sent to graduation candidates. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to be placed on a future graduation list if removed from the current graduation list due to deficiencies.