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Graduate degree recipients are recognized each May and December.  If you plan to attend the Graduate School’s commencement ceremony to celebrate the successful completion of your graduate degree, you must register through the RSVP form at this link. Registration for our May ceremony is available January-April, and registration for the December ceremony is available September-November.  Please review the Commencement Participation Policies if you have questions about which ceremony is most appropriate for you to attend.


Spring semester ceremonies are held in May, and fall semester ceremonies are held in December.

MU does not hold a summer commencement ceremony. Students that are completing degrees during a summer semester should review the summer participation policies.  Doctoral degree candidates are required to successfully defend their dissertation and submit results of the successful defense to the Graduate School before participating in the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony.

Check the Mizzou commencement site for a schedule of upcoming ceremonies and events.


Commencement participants will receive a confirmation email upon registering.  Specific commencement details and instructions will be sent to registrants early the week of the ceremony.  Guests are encouraged to visit the Mizzou commencement Site for details specific to those attending as guests.  Livestreaming links will also be included on that site.


Due to the planning and preparation required for this event, registration for this event is required.  Please refer to the graduation dates and deadlines for specific deadline information.