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Maryville University Nursing Hooding and Commencement Ceremony

Maryville University Nursing Hooding and Commencement Ceremony

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020
Where: Simon Center, Maryville University
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Eligibility to Participate
Students are eligible to participate in the hooding ceremony if they graduated in August or December 2019 or if they are finishing their degree requirements in May 2020.



  • Graduate Check-in/Processional Instructions

    Details regarding student check-in location and processional instructions will be sent in late April. Please continue to check your Maryville email for more information. Please note that your personal email will NOT be used for these communications.

  • Information for Guests

    Participants will be allowed a maximum of 4 guests. Tickets will be accessible at a later date, and details will be sent to your Maryville email.

    Bleacher seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited handicap seating is also available. Guests will ONLY be permitted to enter the designated doors. Staff will be present to guide guests.

    Guests are asked to remain in their seats for the duration of the ceremony and to refrain from blocking aisles and passageways. GUESTS SHOULD NOT LEAVE UNTIL THE ENTIRE CEREMONY IS COMPLETED. Leaving causes disruption and noise which disturbs those families whose graduate has not yet been recognized. Please arrange to meet your families at designated areas outside the Simon Center.

    Signs, food and beverages are not permitted in the gymnasium during the Ceremony.

    Guests are not permitted in the student seating area at any time.

    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. Please bear in mind that the ceremony is expected to last approximately 2 hours.

  • Hooding Open House

    Maryville invites graduates, family and friends to Gander Dining Hall between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for refreshments and a place to gather and visit.

    Also, our on campus full-service Starbucks will be open from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and the M Store will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. for any last minute Maryville gift purchases.

    Open House in Gander Hall
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Starbucks Hours
    8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    The M Store Hours
    10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Accessibility

    Accessible Seating
    The Simon Center will have some seats on the floor for guests with limited mobility. We kindly ask that only one companion accompany the individual that needs accommodations. Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Sign Language
    An American Sign Language interpreter will be available during the hooding ceremony if requested. If you require the services of a sign language interpreter please contact LaTonya Shepherd at

  • Special Lodging Rate

    Check back soon for special lodging rates for Maryville graduates, families and friends.