Commencement - Class of 2021

Joplin Schedule of Events

The situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to be fluid and we will remain cautious to protect our campus communities and those we serve. The delivery of the 2021 ceremonies is subject to change. Should it be necessary to shift to a virtual ceremony, that decision will be communicated to you by March 15, 2021. We thank you for your understanding and patience.

Commencement Schedules for Download

Joplin Schedule

All graduates are required to attend all events, unless otherwise noted by an asterisk (*).
Clarification on events marked with an asterisk (*) is noted in parentheses.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

8 – 8:30 a.m. Graduates Breakfast, sponsored by the Department of Clinical Education
J-Lecture Hall foyer
8:30 – 9 a.m. Welcome from Dr. Marc Hahn, President and CEO, Dr. Darrin D’Agostino, COM Executive Dean and Dr. Robert White, COB Dean
J-Lecture Hall
9 – 9:15 a.m. Alumni Relations Update
J-Lecture Hall
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Student Services and Registrar Update
J-Lecture Hall
9:30 – 10 a.m.  Honors and Awards Presentation
J-Lecture Hall
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Financial Aid Presentation, J-Lecture Hall (required of any graduates who have received financial aid)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Bioethics Dinner (by invitation only) *
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. COM/MBA Dual-Degree Dinner (by invitation only) *
Boulevard Brewery, Muehlebach Suite

Saturday, May 8, 2021

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Military Commissioning Rehearsal (required for all Military graduates) *
Legget and Platt Athletic Center
3:30 – 5 p.m. Student Rehearsal
Legget and Platt Athletic Center

Sunday, May 9, 2021

11:20 a.m. Line-up for Class Photos
Legget and Platt Athletic Center
11:30 a.m. Class Photos of Graduates
Legget and Platt Athletic Center
12 p.m. Doors Open to Guests; Legget and Platt Athletic Center
12 – 1 p.m. Line-up for Processional
Legget and Platt Athletic Center
1 – 3 p.m. Commencement Ceremony
Legget and Platt Athletic Center
3 – 5 p.m. Celebration Picnic on Campus (highly encouraged to attend) *
Mercy Park