With more than 900 students expected to participate, the University of Central Missouri will celebrate its 2021 Fall Commencement exercises with four ceremonies the weekend of Dec. 10-11.

Graduates will not only become members of the Class of 2021 but also have the honor of being part of the 150-year class as UCM continues to celebrate its sesquicentennial. All commencement exercises take place in the Multipurpose Building, and academic degrees will be conferred by President Roger J. Best.

The commencement exercises include 265 graduate students and 547 undergraduates who have met their fall 2021 graduation requirements and are eligible to be recognized during the ceremony. Another 116 individuals who plan to participate met requirements to walk in previous ceremonies, but chose to attend this graduation event.

While the university continues to have a mask requirement in all indoor facilities, this does not include the Multipurpose Building. To help promote a healthy environment, individuals attending commencement exercises are strongly encouraged to wear masks while inside the arena.

Commencement weekend begins with the ceremony for graduate students at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10. New graduates of the of the College of Health, Science and Technology School of Computer Science and Mathematics’ who will receive Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance and Master of Science in Mathematics degree will participate in this event.

Three ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 11 include the graduate ceremony at 10 a.m. for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; College of Education; Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies; and College of Health, Science and Technology, with the exception of the School of Computer Science and Mathematics.
The remaining ceremonies on Saturday afternoon are for candidates of baccalaureate degrees.

This includes 1:30 p.m. commencement exercises for the College of Education, Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies, and General Studies, and the 5 p.m. ceremony for graduates of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the College of Health, Science and Technology.

Find out more about the 2021 Fall Commencement by visiting https://www.ucmo.edu/current-students/office-of-the-registrar-and-student-records/graduation-and-commencement/fall-commencement-schedule/. To learn more about UCM’s efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, visit http://www.ucmo.edu/coronavirus.