Graduation Information

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.

Graduating students can find more detailed information about Commencement on myCMU under the graduation tab.

Commencement Ceremonies


May 8th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m.

Davis Football Field
Fayette, MO

Two commencements will be held: 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Students will need to register ahead of time for commencement. Baccalaureate will not be held.

  • Only Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 graduates are eligible
  • Limit of 130 graduates per commencement ceremony
  • Each graduate may bring 4 guests
  • Registration is required for graduates and their guests

Both commencements will be livestreamed. Links to the livestream will be shared ahead of time via the university website and social media accounts.

Reserve your spot here:


May 13th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Matthewson Exhibition Center
Missouri State Fairgrounds
Sedalia, MO

Master and Baccalaureate degrees only.

Park Hills & Poplar Bluff

May 22nd, 2021 at 11 a.m.

Mineral Area College Gymnasium
Park Hills, MO


July 27, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Due to Covid-19, all persons entering the event will be required to wear masks. Guests will be asked to also sit in pods or family units and leave seats between families. 

(Please note: This ceremony is for Master and Baccalaureate degrees only.)

East Central College Theater
Union, MO

St. Louis



Graduating Senior Information

Students wishing to graduate must complete the Graduation Application found on myCMU. All graduates are required to pay a $75 graduation fee to the Business Office before graduation; this fee is required regardless of participation in a commencement ceremony.

Academic Regalia: All students planning to graduate should order their cap and gown online.

Announcements: Students interested in ordering announcements can do so through the Eagle Store.