Additional Commencement Information

Alternate Commencement Location

Guests with special needs and small children who may not be comfortable in bleacher seating can view a live broadcast of the ceremony in the Student Memorial Center Reighard All Purpose Room. Parking is available adjacent to the building. Tickets are not required for this site.

Parking and Special Needs Seating


Parking for Graduate Commencement click here
On commencement day in December or for Graduate Studies commencement ceremony on Friday in May, parking is most readily available in the parking garage and lot adjacent to Pucillo Gymnasium. Access to parking for the physically handicapped is by state-issued hang tag or license plate. (limited spaces)

Parking for Undergraduate Commencement (click here) 
For Saturday baccalaureate commencement in May, parking is available on a more limited basis.  Allow time to find parking, and please consider using more distant lots if you and your guests are able-bodied in order to make parking close to the activities more readily available for those who need it.

Special Needs Seating

Special seating for guests unable to sit in the bleachers or climb steps is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Each special needs guest will receive one (1) ticket. Tickets, required for this section, are available in limited quantities at the SMC ticket office.


Parents: Congratulate your child for all their hard work! Graduates: show your parents how much you appreciate their support! A wonderful way for you to thank parents or a special professor!

The MU Alumni Association will be selling fresh roses at the entrance of the commencement site. Varied colors are available by the dozen for $30 or half dozen for $20.

Cash or check will be accepted. For more information, contact the Alumni Services Office at 800-681-1855 or email:

Purchase Photos/DVDs


Congratulations Graduates

GradImages is the official photographer for our commencement ceremony.  Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. GradImages can be contacted at 800-261-2576 or on the web at

Registering with GradImages online ensures they have accurate mailing and email addresses, and that allows them to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner.  With the proper information, proofs will be sent to your home via email three to five days after graduation.  You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to share your accomplishment.

Attention Graduates and Parents! Click here to register your email and get $5 off orders of $25 or more!

Graduation Nation

Commencement Video

A professionally produced DVD of the ceremony will be filmed by Graduation Nation. Observe an unobstructed perspective of the events as professional videographers capture the graduation ceremony from start to finish. Reserve a copy of the DVD at http:/ or by calling 888-523-3487.