By Jeff Murphy, December 9, 2019
WARRENSBURG, MO – An exciting time in the lives of hundreds of students who are preparing for professional careers, the University of Central Missouri will conduct its fall 2019 Commencement exercises Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14 at the Multipurpose Building.
Commencement weekend features three separate ceremonies beginning with the graduate commencement at 6 p.m. Friday. The next ceremony is at 10 a.m. Saturday and is for graduates of the Adrian and Margaret Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies and the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. At 2 p.m. the university will recognize graduates of the College of Health, Science, and Technology and the College of Education.
University President Roger Best will present the commencement address in all three ceremonies. According to the UCM Registrar’s Office, more than 1,000 students have met graduate requirements. This includes 345 graduate and 685 undergraduate students.
Other commencement activities are planned beyond the conferring of degrees. This includes the ROTC Commissioning Ceremony and Reception conducted by Military Science and Leadership faculty at 9 a.m. Friday in Hendricks Hall. On Saturday, the Nursing Recognition Ceremony will be conducted by the College of Health, Science and Technology at 11 a.m. in Hendricks Hall. The Honors College Reception is planned for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Elliott Student Union 236.