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Ceremony Information

Global University 17th Commencement Ceremony
When: Friday, October 23, 2020
Where: DoubleTree Hotel
2431 N Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO 65803

The Commencement Ceremony is free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed to attend the Commencement Ceremony.

Official Diplomas
Official diplomas and degrees are not given at the Commencement Ceremony. They are mailed to you after your Graduation Application has been processed. During the ceremony, President Seevers will present each graduate with a diploma cover as he or she walks across the platform. (You do not need to bring your diploma or degree with you to Springfield for the ceremony.)

Regalia (Cap and Gown)
Each graduate must place an order for regalia through the Commencement Coordinator. The registration fee includes the cost of the cap, gown, and dated 2020 tassel. GU will provide honor cords to students graduating with honors. Each graduate-level student will also receive his or her hood during the ceremony (hood cost is also included in registration fee.) Only caps and gowns ordered during registration may be worn during the Commencement Ceremony.

Dress Code

- Dress pants, skirt, or dress (no denim)
- Dress shoes

- Dress pants (no denim)
- Tie and/or suit is optional
- Dress shoes (with dark socks)

Commencement Photos
Our professional photographer will take pictures during the Ceremony. The registration fee includes a digital copy of the group photo and the photo as you receive your diploma/certificate cover. Additionally, graduates who have earned a master's or doctoral degree will receive the photo of their hooding. After the ceremony, graduates will have the opportunity to order and pay for additional digital photos. The professional photographer will email students individually with ordering information.

Personal Cameras
Personal pictures are allowed during the ceremony.

Commencement DVD/Video
A link to the video of the Commencement ceremony is included in the registration fee. When the video is available (typically about a month after the ceremony), an email including a link to a downloadable digital copy of the video will be sent to each graduate.