We are excited to have you on campus for commencement! Thank you for helping celebrate our graduates and for all the support you have given them along the way.
No ticket is required to attend Commencement. There is also no limit as to the number of guests that may attend for each graduate.
- Commencement parking is available in Lots 25, 54, Bear Park North and Bear Park South. Please visit the parking website for additional information.
- Doors to Great Southern Bank Arena will open 90 minutes before both ceremonies.
- For security purposes, guests will be wanded, upon entering Great Southern Bank Arena.
- Bag checks will take place for guests who bring any bag that is not clear/transparent.
- All ceremonies will be livestreamed. Please visit the Commencement website for the link, which will be made available that day.
Celebrating the achievements of your Bear grad
Looking for that special gift for your graduate? Pre-order custom imprinted apparel or a bouquet of flowers for the #BearGrad in your life. Items may be picked up right before the ceremony on May 19 and will be located inside the main doors of the arena. Shop for apparel and flowers now.
After the ceremony
- After the ceremony has concluded, guests will be directed by Great Southern Bank Arena staff to the nearest exit. We ask that all guests follow the direction of arena staff, to safely exit the facility.
- Graduates will be escorted off the arena floor and directed to the east entrance (main entrance) of Great Southern Bank Arena.