Graduation - CLAS
The crowning achievement to an academic career is, for most students, Commencement. CMU encourages all students eligible for graduation to take part in a Commencement ceremony.
Commencement Information - May 11, 2013
Baccalaureate w be held at 10:30 a.m. in Linn Memorial United Methodist Church. Baccalaureate speaker is Rev. Ross A. Fulton, pastor at Branson United Methodist Church and a Central Alumnus.
Lunch is available in the Student Center from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Graduates are guests of the University. Guest prices: Adults - $7.75, children under 10 - $3.75
Commencement begins at 2:00 p.m. in Puckett Field House. The commencement speaker is Dr. Marianne Inman, President of Central Methodist University, who is retiring after 18 years of service.
In an effort to accommodate those who, due to health issues, are unable to use the regular seating in Puckett Field House there will be a reserved section of seating on the floor. A ticket is required. It is very important for everyone to understand that this section is only for those with disability issues; it will not accommodate other members of the family. Seating is limited!
Tickets for this seating area may be reserved by contacting Connie Hayes at email@example.com or 660-248-6225. Tickets may be picked up in the Office of Student Development beginning May 1.
The student center/field house parking lot will be reserved for vehicles with a handicap tag or plate on a first come, first served basis.
Seniors: Commencement Information
Students wishing to graduate must complete the CLAS Graduation Application. The application must be submitted by November 1 for December 2012 or March 1 for May 2013.
Generally, students need to earn at least 124 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 to graduate. Some programs have additional requirements, so students should check with their advisors and with division chairs.
Academic Regalia and Commencement
Arrangements for academic regalia are made through each campus office. Students should attend graduation on the campus at which they are enrolled, if possible.
Undergraduate graduation honors
Each year, some members of the graduating class are recognized for outstanding scholarship. Students whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 3.95 (or above) graduate summa cum laude. Students whose GPA is 3.8 (or above) graduate magna cum laude. Students whose GPA is 3.7 (or above) graduate cum laude. Honors students must have earned at least 60 semester hours from Central Methodist University. Graduation with Honors is calculated using all grades earned through the term prior to Commencement, including all transferred hours. These honors are recorded on the diplomas. Students graduating with honors are given appropriately colored cords to wear in the Commencement Ceremony. Students must earn a minimum of 60 semester hours from Central Methodist University to be eligible for honors.
Statewide students see the College of Graduate and Extended Studies graduation information page.