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Central Graduation Event · May 4, 2023 · The Quad

At 6 PM, a central graduation event will be held on The Quad, weather permitting. There will be live music, and the alumni charge will be given. This year's commencement speaker, Cyrus Ben, who serves as the Tribal Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, will give his commencement address during this time.

Students, their families, and other guests are invited (although not required) to attend this celebration of their accomplishments.  Individual school receptions will follow the event at 7 PM, where students and guests can meet faculty and administration who have played key roles in student success.

Degree Ceremonies · May 5, 2023 · A.E. Wood Coliseum

Time School

10 AM

School of Nursing, School of Science and Mathematics, and Interdisciplinary Studies Graduates

1 PM

School of Education

4 PM

School of Business, School of Christian Studies and the Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

The degree ceremonies will take place throughout the day on Friday, May 5th. At these ceremonies, students will be required to wear their regalia. Each participating student will be recognized by name as they cross the stage to receive their diploma cover from President Thompson.