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Commencement Schedule & Announcements

In consideration of St. Louis county restrictions as well as guidance from public health officials, Maryville has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person commencement related activities for the spring semester.

In lieu of in-person ceremonies, Maryville will be holding a mixture of live virtual ceremonies and on-demand ceremony videos for graduates. The various ceremonies will take place on Saturday, April 24 and Saturday, May 1. The decision on type of ceremony was determined based on the number of graduates and Zoom size limitations. The live virtual ceremonies will be held for smaller cohorts at the date and time listed below.

The on-demand ceremonies will be pre-recorded and available for viewing starting Saturday, May 1. The videos will be hosted on this website as well as emailed to graduates.

To be included in the Commencement Program and virtual ceremonies, you must apply for graduation by March 31. You can still apply after that date, up until the end of May, but you won’t be included in Commencement activities.


LIVE Virtual
Commencement Ceremonies

April 23, 2021 at 6 p.m. — School of Education EDL Cohort 31

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April 24, 2021 at 10 a.m. — School of Education EDHL Cohort 8A

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April 24, 2021 at 1 p.m. — School of Education EDTL Cohort 8

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On-Demand Commencement
(All available on May 1)

Undergraduate Ceremony

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

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Masters 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

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Post-Master Nursing Certificate

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Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Science in Nursing

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LIVE Virtual Awards
and Recognition Ceremonies

April 22, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. — School of Business Awards

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May 1, 2021 at 10 a.m. — Nursing Pinning

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May 1, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. — College of Arts and Sciences Awards

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  • How can my family watch my ceremony?

    Graduates participating in a live virtual ceremony will be emailed a live stream link. You can also find it in the ceremony listing section on this page. All live ceremonies will be recorded and will be available to view on this page on May 1.

    Graduates with pre-recorded ceremonies will receive a link to the on-demand video via email on May 1. It will also be available on this page.

  • How do I get my personalized graduation celebration page?

    Graduates will receive a link to their virtual graduation celebration pages via email on May 1.

  • Where do I order regalia?

    You will order your cap and gown when you apply for graduation. If you missed the link to order, you may order here. Graduates keep their cap, gown and hood, so there is no need to return them after the commencement ceremony.

    Your cap, gown and hood (if applicable) will be shipped to the address you enter on the regalia order form.

  • Who will hood me during the live virtual ceremony?

    Graduates may choose who will hood them during the live ceremonies. Typically, this includes family or friends.

    Watch the Graduation Hooding video below to learn how to put on your hood for your regalia.


  • Since ceremonies are being held virtually, how will I get my diploma, regalia, programs, etc.?

    Diplomas, diploma covers and three commencement programs will be shipped to graduates in early June listing the names of students that completed their degree requirements in March or May and have not participated in commencement before.

    The deadline to order regalia is March 21, and it will be shipped to graduates. Students earning a certificate will not dress in regalia for their certificate ceremony and do not receive a diploma cover or programs.

  • I have questions about my diploma and/or transcripts. Who I do 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 can choose to 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.

  • I’m an online student. Can I come to campus to take pictures in my regalia?

    Graduates are welcome to come to campus and take photos. Please review our health and safety policy protocols before arriving on campus. Graduates must complete the mandatory health screening and check in with Public Safety before entering campus. All graduates must adhere to Maryville’s social distancing and face covering requirements.

  • How can I ensure my photo gets added to the virtual ceremony?

    You have two options. You can have a professional photo taken on-campus or you can upload a photo of your choice.

    Lifetouch Photography will be on campus April 8-9 and 12-13 to take photos of graduates in their regalia. The photos will be available for purchase, but not required. Schedule your photo appointment here.

    It’s important to sign up for a photo appointment whether you plan to purchase the images or not. The photos taken on campus will be used in the virtual Commencement ceremonies. Please bring your regalia to the appointment. If your regalia has not arrived yet, please wear professional attire.

    If you can’t join us for one of the on-campus photo shoots, you’ll receive an email to upload an image of yourself to be used in the virtual ceremonies. The last day to submit a photo that will be included in the ceremonies is April 12.

  • I have a name that is hard to pronounce. What can I do to make sure it is pronounced correctly in the virtual ceremony?

    To ensure your name is pronounced correctly in the virtual ceremonies, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to upload the proper pronunciation.




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 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.