In consideration of restrictions recently announced from the both St. Charles County and St. Louis County as well as guidance from the CDC limiting gatherings to 50 people for the next 8 weeks and to adequately protect our graduates, faculty and staff, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person commencement and related activities for the spring semester. Commencement represents an important celebration of our graduates’ academic journey and accomplishments and we are working to develop alternative plans to celebrate our graduates’ accomplishments. Additional information will be emailed to those registered for graduation as plans emerge and posted on this page. Please check back for updates.
Since Commencement is canceled, how will I get my diploma cover, diploma, programs, regalia, etc.?
Diploma covers will be shipped to graduates participating in the May ceremony unless the graduate already received a diploma cover. If regalia was not picked up at the grad fair, it will be shipped to graduates. Graduates should expect to receive these items in two separate shipments during the last week of April.
Diplomas and commencement programs will be mailed to graduates in late May/early June. Each graduate will receive three commencement programs listing the name of our 2020 graduates.
Will Commencement be rescheduled?
We are unable to reschedule the Spring 2020 ceremonies due to uncertainty regarding when it would be safe to have such a large group come together and difficulty identifying a date that will be suitable for all graduates.
All May 2020 graduates will have the opportunity to walk in the May 2021 ceremonies. We will contact graduates in October 2020 to solicit interest in participating in the May 2021 ceremonies and will provide final dates, times, and locations for the May 2021 ceremonies by December 1, 2020. Please make sure your email is up to date in your Self-Service User Profile.
Maryville is also planning to celebrate all 2020 graduates at our annual Homecoming festivities. Save the date for October 2-4! You’ll receive a postcard as well as emails regarding registration.
If I already registered for the 2020 Commencement ceremony, will that carry over to the 2021 ceremony?
For planning purposes, you will need to register for the 2021 ceremony. Information will be provided in October 2020 to register for the May 2021 ceremonies. If you have questions, please contact the Solution Squad at 314-529-9360 or email@example.com.
What about the student award banquet?
The Division of Student Life award banquet will be held virtually. An email will come to your Maryville email account with details.
Where can I purchase a class ring?
Click here to shop class rings.
Will Maryville provide assistance for international students and family members who need to apply for visas to attend the May 2021 ceremonies?
The Maryville Office of International Student Success will provide guidance and support to international students and family wanting to return to the U.S. for the rescheduled ceremony. Maryville will send detailed information to international students on how to apply for a visitor visa once plans are finalized.
Can I come to campus to take pictures in my regalia?
In accordance with the order issued by St. Louis County, campus is currently closed. When campus reopens, you are welcome to return and take photos.
I have additional questions about my diploma or transcripts. Who do I contact?
Why can’t Maryville still hold commencement, but do multiple events with fewer people?
With the current threat of the coronavirus, it is unclear if it will be safe for us to host even smaller ceremonies in late April and early May without putting our community at risk. Even our smaller ceremonies typically have several hundred guests and students in attendance. For this reason and out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and wellbeing of our campus community, we will not be transitioning to smaller in-person ceremonies.