Commencement

Congratulations Class of 2020

commencement times and locations

Winter 2020 Commencement

Date: Friday, November 20, 2020
Time: TBD
Location: Meyer Wellness Center, SBU Bolivar Campus

The Winter 2020 commencement ceremony will honor associate's and bachelor's degree graduates. Spring 2020 graduates will have the option of participating in this ceremony. More details will be available in the fall.

Frequently Asked Questions

Diplomas will be mailed within four weeks of graduation to the address you supplied when you submitted your online application to graduate.

All degrees will be granted contingent upon successful completion of all academic degree requirements, which includes the Community Life and Worship (CLW) requirements for graduates on the Bolivar campus, and payment of all financial balances. Once grades are determined and finalized, diplomas will be mailed to students who have successfully completed all requirements.

Yes, Spring 2020 graduates will have the option of walking in the Winter 2020 commencement ceremony scheduled for Friday, November 20.

Graduates receiving more than one degree will participate in the ceremony of their highest degree and will receive the appropriate regalia for that degree. This is the practice for in-person and online ceremonies.

A minimum of 45 semester hours of credit must have been completed at SBU prior to semester of graduation. For the graduation ceremony, honors are calculated on overall Grade Point Average from the previous semester.

  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.850-4.00
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.700-3.849
  • Cum Laude: 3.500-3.699

After final semester grades are completed, official honors will be determined for transcripts.

The list of graduates will be posted online, on the Media Relations page, once grades have been finalized.

News releases will be sent to Missouri newspapers.

For out-of-state newspaper announcements, complete this form if you would like to have a news release sent to your hometown newspaper.