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UCM’s Spring Commencement Weekend May 4-5 Features Five Ceremonies

By Jeff Murphy, May 1, 2018

WARRENSBURG, MO – The University of Central Missouri will honor its spring and summer 2018 graduates during commencement exercises Friday and Saturday, May 4-5 in the Multipurpose Building.  A combined 2,166 undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to walk in these events.


UCM President Charles Ambrose will present the commencement remarks in each of the ceremonies, all of which are open to the public. Among the participants are 1,158 spring and 297 summer undergraduates who have met their degree requirements, and 542 spring and 169 students who are candidates for graduate degrees.


Spring 2018 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 p.m.


Saturday commencement exercises get underway 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 seventh 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


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