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Commencement Announcements

We’re excited to celebrate our graduates IN PERSON for the 2021-2022 academic year! Mark your calendars for these special ceremonies.

Spring 2022 ceremonies will be on campus as well as at the Family Arena in St. Charles.




Spring 2022 Ceremonies

April 23, 2022

Maryville University Auditorium

9 a.m. – School of Education EDHL Cohorts 9 and 9A

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10:45 a.m. – School of Education EDL Cohort 9

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12:30 p.m. – School of Education EDL Cohort 34

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April 28, 2022

Maryville University Auditorium

6 p.m. – John E. Simon School of Business Awards and Delta Mu Delta Induction Ceremony

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April 29, 2022

1 p.m. – Nursing Pinning (Simon Gym)

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3:30 p.m. – College of Arts and Sciences Awards Ceremony (Auditorium)

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5:30 p.m. – Bascom Honors Ceremony (Auditorium)

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April 29, 2022

Gander Dining Hall

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Open House

  • For all graduates and their guests.
  • Celebrate and mingle with faculty, fellow graduates.
  • Refreshments will be served.



April 29, 2022

Walker Hall

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Graduate Nursing Commencement Open House

  • For Graduate Nursing graduates and their guests.
  • Celebrate and connect with nursing faculty and fellow graduates.
  • Tour the nursing labs.
  • Refreshments will be served.

April 30, 2022

Family Arena
in St. Charles, MO

10 a.m. – Undergraduate Ceremony

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy

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2 p.m. – Graduate Ceremony

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Music Therapy
  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Post-Master of Science in Nursing Certificate

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FAQs & Information

  • Can my guests watch my ceremony virtually?

    Livestreams are available for each ceremony. At the ceremony time, guests may click the button for their ceremony “Watch Live” on this page.

  • Do my guests need tickets to attend my ceremony?

    All guests attending the undergraduate or graduate commencement ceremonies at the Family Arena on Saturday, April 30 will require a ticket. Graduates received an email to request tickets and will be sent reminders by email ongoing. If you have commencement ticketing questions, please contact

  • What do I need to do to prepare for graduation?

    • Visit the preparing for graduation and commencement page where students will find the information they need to complete all necessary preparations for participating in Commencement, such as verifying diploma information, name pronunciation, graduation announcements and class rings.
    • Call the Pronunciation Hotline (314) 529-9211 to ensure your name is pronounced correctly.
    • Students should arrive one hour prior to the start of their ceremony.
    • Students should arrive in their regalia.
    • Please visit for up-to-date information about our COVID policies and protocols.
    • Graduates will receive emails to their student email account specific to their ceremony outlining specific arrival times, check-in location, etc.

  • Where do I order regalia?

    • Regalia can be ordered within the graduation application or by here.
    • Regalia can be picked on campus on April 6th or 9th at the Grad Fair or be shipped to you.

  • Graduate Check-in/Processional Instructions

    • Students should arrive one hour prior to the start of their ceremony.
    • Students should arrive in their regalia and holding their hood.
    • Please leave personal items with your guests as there is not a secure place to store them during the ceremony.
    • Faculty and Staff will assist in lining up the students for the processional.

  • Information for Guests

    • Please be seated twenty minutes prior to ceremony start time to allow for the processional of graduates. Entrance and exit doors will be blocked during this time.
    • Please visit for up-to-date information about our COVID policies and protocols.
    • Doors will open for guests one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.
    • Each ceremony will be live-streamed.
    • Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Staff will be present to guide guests.

      Out of respect for graduates being recognized, guests are asked to remain in their seats for the duration of the ceremony and refrain from blocking aisles and passageways.

    • Please arrange to meet your graduate and other guests outside of the venue at the conclusion of the ceremony.
    • Signs, food and beverages are not permitted in the space during the ceremony.
    • Students, faculty and staff will be seated towards the front in reserved seats.
    • Children are welcome to attend the ceremony but must be accompanied by an adult in the guest seating area. They will not be permitted to join their parents in the processional, recessional, or on the stage during the ceremony.
    • Family Arena has a “Clear Bag Policy”. Bags should be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12”x6”x12”. Small clutch purses no larger than 5”x7” may be carried into the arena. An exception will be made for diaper bags (if in attendance with a baby) and/or medically necessary items after proper inspection at the gate.
    • Concession stands will be open and available to purchase items during the ceremonies at the Family Arena.

  • Photography

    After commencement, individual portraits that were taken during the ceremony are available through Life Touch on their website:

  • Accessibility

    Accessible Seating
    There will be seating available for guests with limited mobility. We kindly ask that only one companion accompany the individual that needs accommodations. Please contact with your specific needs.

    Sign Language
    Please email if you require a sign language interpreter.

    Parking on Campus
    ADA parking is available in Lot 11 at the North Outer 40 entrance to campus.

    Parking at Family Arena
    ADA parking at Family Arena will be available closest to the front doors.

  • Directions and Parking

  • I have questions about my diploma and/or transcripts. Who do I contact?

    Please contact the Solution Squad at 314-529-9360 or Questions related to graduation activities can be emailed to

    Please note when you graduate, you will receive a digital version of your diploma in addition to the physical version at no extra cost. You must opt-in and take action to receive a digital diploma by downloading the Blockcerts Wallet mobile app. You can find more information and download instructions here.

  • Student Success Career Survey

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We will be using Maryville’s social media to share graduate photos and videos before, during, and after Virtual Commencement. Please use the hashtag #MaryvilleGrad21 or #MaryvilleGrad22 and tag us on Twitter and Instagram at @MaryvilleU. We’ll repost your best photos and videos – we want to see you in your regalia! You may also Snap your grad pics to the ‘GetInvolvedMU’ Snapchat account, and we’ll add the best ones to our story.

CONGRATULATIONS!! Graduated from the #BigRedM! ⚽️ Repost of @mirzahasecic Educated 🎓

Congrats @emaya._.23! We are SO proud of you!

A message from Elizabeth:
gracias a mis padres y a mi familia por su apoyo, esfuerzo, fortaleza y honestamente su paciencia

thank you to my parents and my family for their support, effort, strength and honestly their patience
#firstgeneration #classof2022 #maryvillegrad22

Congrats to @enfidy5! 🎓🎓

#maryvilleuniversity #maryvillegrad22 #college #collegelife #graduation #grad #university #stem #stemeducation #science #premed #maryville

Congrats to @kiaraaharriss! Good thoughts from her: it always seems impossible until it’s done 🎓🤍 #maryvillegrad22

A big #maryvillegrad22 CONGRATS! 🎓 Repost of @hayleybookerrr one step closer💉🩺🥼

welcome to graduation 🎓

that’s a wrap! huge shoutout to maryvilleu for some of the best years of my life!


I didn’t know it was possible to look this photogenic in scrubs, but here’s leahsaraceno lookin’ cute as can be. ❤️🩺 #maryvillegrad22