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spring2017 commencement

2017 Spring Commencement Weekend at UCM Features Five Ceremonies

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (May 2, 2017) –  For the third consecutive spring, the University of Central Missouri’s May commencement exercises will utilize a format that features five different ceremonies over two days. A combined 2,336 undergraduate and graduate students have met degree requirements and are eligible to walk in these events Friday and Saturday, May 5-6 in the Multipurpose Building.

UCM President Charles Ambrose will present the commencement remarks in each of the ceremonies. All commencement activities are open to the public.

Spring 2017 Commencement festivities begin with the graduate ceremony for students in the College of Health, Science, and Technology at 2:30 p.m. Friday followed by the CHST undergraduate ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday commencement exercises begin at 9 a.m. with the graduate and undergraduate ceremony for new graduates of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and for students who are obtaining General Studies degrees. The College of Education’s ceremony, which also includes the sixth THRIVE class, begins at noon, and the graduation ceremony for graduate and undergraduate degree candidates in the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies is set for 3 p.m.

Other commencement weekend activities on Friday include the U.S. Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at 9 a.m. in Hendricks Hall; Department of Nursing Pinning Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. in Hendricks Hall; and the Honors College Reception, 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Elliott Student Union 237A-B. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the Honors College Reception will take place in Elliott Student Union 237A-B. An exhibition of Honors projects also will be available on Friday and Saturday at the same location as the Honors College receptions.

A complete schedule of commencement activities is available online at For additional information, contact the Office of the Registrar in Ward Edwards 1000, call 660-543-4914 or email