A commencement ceremony is held each spring. Students who wish to participate in the ceremony must apply through the office of registration and records at the time of spring registration. If a student will graduate at the end of summer, an appeal may be made to the dean of academic affairs or his designee for the student to participate in the spring graduation ceremony. Students should be aware of deadlines for names in programs, newspaper articles and any other print materials. Contact registration and records office to inquire about deadlines at (417) 255-7979.