Commencement 2021

Commencement Ceremony Livestream 12 p.m.

Commencement Ceremony Livestream 9 a.m.

MSU-WP to host 2 modified commencement ceremonies May 15 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. at West Plains Civic Center

All ceremonies will be modified to accommodate COVID-19 protocols.  Participants and guests will be physically distanced and masked.

Each graduate can invite up to 10 guests. If guests do not have a mask, one will be provided as they enter the arena. Ceremonies will not be ticketed, nor will guests be required to RSVP.  

Livestream

The livestream links for the 9 a.m. and noon ceremonies will be posted here the morning of commencement (May 15, 2021). (Refresh the page to see the links after 8:50 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. respectively.)

The ceremonies have been divided based on the degree being awarded.

Graduates attending the 9 a.m. event will receive the following degrees:

  • Associate of Arts in General Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Arts in Health Professions

Graduates attending the 12 p.m. ceremony include those receiving the following degrees:

  • Associate of Arts in Criminology
  • Associate of Arts in Child and Family Development
  • Associate of Science in Agriculture
  • Associate of Science in Business
  • Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Associate of Science in Pre-Engineering
  • Associate of Science in Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Agriculture
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business
  • Associate of Applied Science in Child and Family Development
  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Graphics and Programming
  • Associate of Applied Science in Enology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement
  • Associate of Applied Science in Viticulture
  • Missouri State University-Springfield bachelor’s and master’s degrees

Graduates from the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years will be included in both ceremonies. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019-2020 graduates took part in a virtual ceremony in August 2020. To give these students the opportunity to experience this rite of passage in a more traditional setting, university officials have invited them to participate in this year’s in-person event, as well.

For more information, contact the MSU-WP academic affairs office at 417-255-7272 or WPAcademics@MissouriState.edu.

Social Media

Help us celebrate commencement by tagging your commencement posts on social media with the official hashtag: #GrizzGrads

We also encourage you to show your Grizzly Spirit by using our custom Facebook Frames and Snapchat geofilters. You may even see yourself featured on Missouri State-West Plains’ social media channels. Follow @missouristatewp on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

Facebook frames

Click or tap on each image to open Facebook and test the frame on your profile picture.

Guy graduating within a Facebook #GrizzGrad profile frame Girl graduating within a Facebook Congrats Grad profile frame

Snapchat Filters

Look for our #GrizzGrads geofilters on Snapchat May 15 at the West Plains Civic Center.

Girl graduating with a SnapChat #GrizzGrad theme Guy and Girl graduating with a SnapChat #GrizzGrad theme

DVD's for purchase

Video of the May 15, 2021, commencement ceremonies will be available for purchase.

Download the Commencement DVD Order Form (DOCX 248 KB) to purchase a DVD of the commencement ceremonies from the Media Arts Center. The deadline to order is June 10.

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Graduation Procedures

Review the information provided by registration and records concerning the graduation procedures