May 10th, 2014 - May 10th, 2014

2014 Commencement 

May 10, 2014


Tentative Schdule of Events - Schedule Subject to Change 

10:40 a.m.     Nursing Student, Nursing Faculty and Stage Party Line up in front of the Mabee-Eckilson Theatre

11:00 a.m.     Nursing Graduates Pinning Ceremony

12-noon         Lunch - Ferguson Center, Dining Hall

1:15 p.m.      Senior Group Photo

1:30 p.m.      Seniors line up for Commencement

2:00 p.m.      Commencement Ceremony


NAME CARD: Around the third week of April, seniors will receive a 4x6 index card. This card is to be completed and handed to the Registrar as you walk across the stage at graduation. Please PRINT NEATLY and don't use nick names. Spell your name phonetically if necessary. If you are not participating in the graduation ceremonies, please mail the card back to the Registrar's Office. We use the "what you are doing" and hometown newspaper information at the bottom.

DIPLOMAS: You will receive an empty diploma cover during commencement. December graduates can pick-up diplomas immediately following commencement in the Registrar's Office. Diplomas for May graduates will be mailed to the address listed on the departmental approval form within four weeks of graduation. Summer candidate diplomas will be ordered upon completion of requirements and mailed upon receipt. We ask that summer candidates turn in the diploma cover after graduation to the Registrar's Office. May candidates should keep the cover.

CAP AND GOWNS: Caps and gowns can be picked up in the Registrar's Office beginning May 1st. You keep the caps and gowns after graduation. Remember to wear the cap flat on top of your head. We will have "helpers" available at Graduation to assist you. We ask that you do not "decorate" the top of your cap with Greek letters or anything else. The Registrar's Office will be open at 9:30 a.m. on Graduation Day and will close 30 minutes after the graduation ceremony ends.

ACADEMIC HONORS: Since graduation is taking place before the final grades are due, it will be impossible to determine academic honors. Therefore, we will use your current grade point average and will announce "with honors" if you have a 3.5 or above. Your name card is stamped with a red star if you are within the "with honors" grade point average limits. It is important to hang on to your card!The official Academic honors (Cum laude; Magna cum laude; Summa cum laude) will be indicated on the diploma.

HONOR CORDS: Presidential Scholars (3.9 to 4.0 cumulative GPA) are given a purple honor cord and Academic Scholars that were recently honored at a scholar banquet will receive an orange honor cord during the graduation ceremony. All other honor cords are distributed by the honor organizations and students should contact their faculty sponsor for those.

LINE UP: You will line up in alphabetical order for commencement. There will be lists available so you can find your place. Line-up lists will be available before commencement. There will be "helpers" available to assist you in finding your place - if necessary.

WEATHER: Let's hope it doesn't rain, but if it does, the commencement ceremony will be held in the Burns Gym and line up will be by the locker rooms. The heat may also be a concern for some, so we will also be broadcasting the ceremony in the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre. A bottle of water will be under every chair for graduates. Water will also be available for purchase for your guests.

GUESTS: We do not limit the number of guests you can invite to commencement. Seating is on a first come - first serve basis. If you have guests that have limited mobility, there will be a section of seating available on the track. They should park at the Burns gym, and we will have staff members in golf carts transport them back and forth.



From the North: (Chillicothe) Take Hwy 65 South to Marshall.  At the intersection of 65 South and College St., make a left.  Continue through two lights and MVC is on your right.

From the South: (Springfield) Take Hwy 65 North to Marshall, then take Business 65 N. At the first stoplight, turn right onto College St.  MVC is on your right.

From the West: (Kansas City) Take I-70 East to 65 N to Marshall, then take Business 65.  At the first stoplight, make a right onto College St.  MVC will be on your right.

From the East: (St. Louis) Take I-70 West to 65 N to Marshall, then take Business 65. At the first stoplight, turn right onto College St.  MVC is on your right.


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