Nurse Pinning Ceremony

Maryville University Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Date: Saturday, Dec. 16
Where: Simon Center, Maryville University
Time: 2 p.m.

The Pinning Ceremony is a historical occasion that allows Nursing Students and their loved ones to focus on their accomplishments surrounding their degree. Faculty, staff, family, friends and peers are provided an opportunity to witness the presentation of the pin to each graduate in attendance. The Pinning Ceremony is a traditional event designed to pay homage to the field of nursing. A degree is not conferred at this event. Degrees are conferred at the Commencement Ceremony.

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  • Information for Guests

    Bleacher seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited handicap seating is also available. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m., and 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. Leaving causes disruption and noise which disturbs those families whose student has not yet been presented with their pin. 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.

  • Accessibility

    Handicap Parking
    Handicapped parking is available in lot #11 near the Simon Center. Guests wishing to be dropped off or picked up before or after the ceremony should use this location. This lot offers a one-lane drive with a separate exit allowing guests to be easily dropped off and/or picked up.

    For visitors who must park in handicapped spaces, please be sure to bring your personal State Handicapped Parking tag or verification of it. This tag or tag verification will allow you to park in lot #11 on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here for a Parking Map.

    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 e-mail Stacey Decker.

  • Apparel
    Graduates and guests are asked to dress in business casual attire.

  • Graduate Check-In/Processional Instructions

    Details regarding student check-in location and processional instructions will be sent in late November.

  • Ceremony Program Details

    The listing of names in the Program should not be construed as an indication that a degree will be awarded. Conversely, the absence of a student’s name from the list of graduates does not necessarily mean that the student will not be awarded a degree. Participation in Sigma Theta Tau will not be printed in the program.

  • Photos

    Guests are permitted to take photos during the ceremony as long as they do not block the aisle or obstruct the view of other guests.

  • Directions
    Maryville University is located at 650 Maryville University Drive, St. Louis MO 63141. Please see the campus map.

    For information on road conditions near Maryville, please visit the MoDOT website.

  • Parking
    Parking will be available to guests on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be designated parking near the Simon Center for ADA parking. Additional parking will be available all over campus. However, campus is pretty small so even the furthest parking isn’t that far. For exact information on parking, you can call public safety at (314) 529-9500. Click here for a Campus Parking Map.


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