Commencement 2020

Missouri State-West Plains diploma

Congratulations, Graduates!

The pre-recorded ceremony premiered on MSU-WP’s Facebook page,, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, and will remain on the page for viewing after the ceremony.

The video is also available on this website.

The virtual ceremony included remarks and congratulations from college officials and the reading of graduates’ names along with a slide featuring each graduate and the degree awarded.

Graduates also will receive a commencement program, diploma cover and commemorative gift by mail later in August.

In addition, they are invited to participate in the May 2021 in-person commencement ceremony at the West Plains Civic Center, if public gatherings and large events have safely resumed by that time. If you wish to walk in that ceremony, please contact the records and registration office at or at 417-255-7979 so details concerning that ceremony can be sent to you.

Commencement Program

View or download the Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement Program.

2020 Commencement Program

Social Media

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

You may even see yourself featured on Missouri State-West Plains’ social media channels. Follow @missouristatewp on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

Graduation Procedures

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