Fall Commencement 2017

Fall Commencement will be at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15 in the Eloise Covert Smith Theater in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.

Each graduate will receive 4 tickets for their guests. Tickets may be picked up in the McKinley Box Office in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27. The McKinley Box Office is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Only the graduate will be able to pick up their tickets. An ID will be required.

For those students who are off-campus and not immediately able to pick up their graduation tickets, please contact the McKinley Box Office to let them know to hold your tickets. The phone number for the McKinley Box Office is 740-351-3600.

Those who need extra tickets for family members will be put on a waiting list at the time they pick up their tickets. Extra tickets, if available, will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Those who have not picked up their tickets in a timely manner will be contacted by the McKinley Box Office to see if the tickets are still needed by the graduate. If not the tickets will be given to someone on the waiting list.

Doors for this ceremony will open at 2:15 p.m. There is general seating for guests. Everyone who enters the theater must have a ticket. Children over the age of one year old must also have a ticket.

For those without tickets, there will be an overflow area in the Flohr Lecture Hall in the Clark Memorial Library as well as other locations on campus as needed.  In the overflow area, guests will be able to watch live streaming of the ceremony on the big screen in the theater. The overflow area is for students who have family attending, but do not have enough tickets to attend the ceremony in the theater.

Live streaming of the ceremony will also be conducted on the University website at www.shawnee.edu.


Rehearsal for Commencement will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 15 in the Eloise Covert Smith Theater in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.

If you have questions, please call Mistie Spicer, Coordinator, Academic Events & Partnerships at 740-351-3635 or 740-351-3631.

Can’t Join Us for Commencement?

Family and friends who are unable to attend the ceremony may view it by logging onto the University's homepage and clicking on a link that will take them to a page with the webcast of the ceremony. Please be aware this pilot program site does include commercials.

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