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Congratulations Class of 2020

Commencement Times and Locations

Spring 2024 Ceremony Details

Graduation is a required event for students completing their degrees. 

Date: Friday, May 3, 2024

Times: Three commencement ceremonies will be held for Spring 2024 graduates. Below are the ceremony times for degree recipients.

  • Bachelor's degree recipients
    • Friday, May 3, 2024 at 11:00 am
      • Check-In at 10:00 am in Intramural Gym
  • Graduate degree recipients
    • Friday, May 3, 2024 at 3:00 pm
      • Check-In at 2:00 pm in Intramural Gym
  • Associates degree recipients
    • Friday, May 3, 2024 at 7:00 pm
      • Check-In at 6:00 pm in Intramural Gym

Location: 所有的仪式将在简和肯·迈耶健康和体育中心举行 the SBU Bolivar campus.

Jane and Ken Meyer Wellness and Sports Center: 
1260 S Pike Ave, Bolivar MO 65613

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Each commencement ceremony will be live streamed. Below are the links to view each ceremony.

Academic Honors Night

Undergraduate Ceremony

Graduate Ceremony

Associate Ceremony

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

所有毕业生都将在毕业典礼期间通过电子邮件和短信通知他们具体的毕业典礼时间 first half of the spring semester. Correspondence will be sent to graduates' SBU email addresses and cell phone numbers on file.

Graduate Checklists

  • February 24 - April 12
  • April 3
  • April 3
    • Pick up your regalia (cap, tassel, black gown, and purple stole). The campus store has placed your order!
      • Bolivar students – Pick up your regalia at the campus store on April 3 between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
      • Springfield students – Your regalia will be
        distributed on your campus around this date.
      • Mountain View & Salem students -使用毕业申请上提供的邮寄地址邮寄
  • April 12
    • Notify the Office of the Provost your desire to graduate in absentia. We are preparing 为你的庆祝活动,但明白你可能无法参加,请发电子邮件 to let us know. Program completion fees will still apply to all degrees obtained.
  • April 19
    • Check your account balance. Your account must be paid in full to receive your diploma or transcript. Contact the Cashier's Office at (417) 328-1524 or with questions.
    • Vote for Distinguished Teacher. 投票给你认为最能代表杰出教学的人 at SBU.
  • April 30
  • May 2
    • 注意学术荣誉活动的邀请:您将在学校收到您的证书 ceremony. 6pm, Pike Auditorium. FAMILY  AND FRIENDS welcomed to attend!
      Ensure you have all items ready to wear to the ceremony.
  • May 3
    • Today is the day!
      • Bachelors
        • 9:45 a.m. - Arrive to the Intramural Gym for check-in and graduation Line-up;  wearing ALL regalia!
        • 11:00 a.m. - Celebrate this huge milestone
      • Graduates
        • 1:45 p.m. - Arrive to the Intramural Gym for check-in and graduation Line-up;  wearing ALL regalia!
        • 3:00 p.m. - Celebrate this huge milestone
      •  Associates
        • 5:45 p.m. - Arrive to the Intramural Gym for check-in and graduation Line-up;  wearing ALL regalia!
        • 7:00 p.m. - Celebrate this huge milestone

Regalia Details

2024年春季的Regalia将在完成后由校园商店订购 你的毕业意向表(截止日期为2024年1月19日),并将分发 in the following manner:  

  • Mountain View and Salem Campus graduates:使用毕业申请表上提供的邮寄地址邮寄
  • Springfield Campus graduates: Distributed on your campus
  • Bolivar Campus Associate's and Bachelor's degree graduates:于4月3日星期三在玻利瓦尔校园内的校园商店分发 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Master's, specialist and doctoral degrees:使用毕业申请表上提供的邮寄地址邮寄


SBU Grad Fair

停在SBU校园商店周三,4月3日上午10点至下午3点之间 the SBU Grad Fair! Bolivar campus bachelors and associate regalia will be ready for 接机,我们的Jostens代表将在现场协助公告 ordering. Jostens也将有他们的整个系列的毕业产品和珠宝 on display, and orders can be placed at a special one-day discount. 

The Commencement Group

教务长办公室将为我们的家人和客人增加一个特别节目 我们的春季毕业生:“毕业典礼小组”将到校领取礼物 you may like to purchase for your graduates. Flowers, stuffed animals, necklaces. Orders CAN be placed online as well as in person. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Graduate FAQ

No. There is no rehearsal; therefore, all important instructions are given during line-up before the ceremony begins. Check-in for your ceremony 1 hour prior to the start of the ceremony. 如果你迟到了,你将被安排在毕业排队的最后 and will not be able to graduate with your specific division.

颁奖仪式将在校内体育馆举行 & Ken Meyer Wellness & Sports Center.

为了避免排长队,婚礼登记将在1小时15分钟前开始 到仪式开始和结束前一小时,这是必要的 line-up instructions will be given. 如果你迟到了,你将被安排在毕业排队的最后 and will not be able to graduate with your specific division.

(Building #31 on this map)

Please be sure to bring your cell phone with you. There will be an online alumni survey you must complete upon your arrival to the ceremony line up. We suggest you leave all other personal belongings with a guest; however, these items can be stored in the lineup location as it will be locked during the ceremony.

Recommended attire:

  • Men: White dress shirt, dark slacks and dark dress shoes
  • 女士:深色连衣裙(或深色裙子/休闲裤和上衣)和深色正装鞋

Caps are worn level with tassels on the left at all times. Men will remove caps at times of prayer; ladies will leave caps on at all times. This regalia is for you to keep.

Undergraduate degrees: 这披肩就像一根荣誉绳,挂在脖子上,印在你的 right. Those receiving honor cords will wear them on top of the stole.

只有偷来的,在毕业列队中分发的荣誉绳和颁发的奖章 到义务荣誉课程的毕业生可以穿毕业礼服. It is 不适合佩戴荣誉协会或其他组织的绳带/饰带/别针/丝带 during commencement.

Graduate degrees: 请务必带上你的兜帽,以便它呈现给你 during the commencement ceremony.

Yes! A livestream of the commencement ceremonies will be available. 

我们计划让你出席,因为我们想庆祝这一重大成就 with you. 如果你不能参加毕业典礼,请通知办公室 of the Provost by by April 5, 2024. Please email, stating your reason for being absent. You will receive a response by email within five business days.

至少45个学期的学分必须在SBU之前完成 the semester of graduation. For the graduation ceremony, honors are calculated on 最后一个学期开始时的平均绩点.

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

期末成绩完成后,将确定官方荣誉 transcripts.

荣誉勋章将在4月星期二举行的荣誉典礼上颁发 4 at 7:00 p.m. This will be an invitation-only event. The graduate will be responsible 感谢你把荣誉勋章和其他所有的冠冕,都带到了毕业典礼上.

毕业生名单将在评分后公布在网上的媒体关系页面上 have been finalized.

News releases will be sent to Missouri newspapers.

For out-of-state newspaper announcements, complete this form 如果你想要一个新闻稿发送到你家乡的报纸.

Grad Images will make pictures available online for your purchase. Visit or call 1-800-261-2576 with questions. Or, contact Grad Images Customer Service

To be eligible for a discount on photo purchases, visit prior to the ceremony to pre-register for your graduation photos.

Diplomas will be available within four weeks of graduation. The diploma size is 8.5 X 11.

  • Pick up in the Registrar's Office: You are encouraged to pick up your diploma in the Registrar's Office. Please call (417) 328-1896如果你打算拿你的文凭,以便你可以通知何时 it is available.
  • Receive by mail: 未在注册办公室领取的文凭将邮寄到您的地址 supplied when you submitted your online application to graduate. If there has been 填写本申请表后,地址如有更改,请通知学校 Registrar’s Office.

所有学位将在成功完成所有学术课程后授予 学位要求,其中包括毕业生出席教堂的要求 on the Bolivar campus, and payment of all financial balances. Once grades are determined 并最终确定,文凭将邮寄给成功完成学业的学生 all requirements.

毕业生可以随时订购公告和其他毕业产品 prior to graduation ceremonies, visit and enter "Southwest Baptist University" in the 'Find My School' prompt. Announcement orders should be placed no later than one month prior to ceremonies.

Guest FAQ

There are handicap parking spaces in front of the Jane & Ken Meyer Wellness and Sports 中心,以及街对面日内瓦凯斯波特音乐中心的停车场. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

在仪式场地将会有一个指定的特殊需要区域. SBU Staff 会在现场协助确定这些区域的位置并回答任何问题吗.

Yes! A livestream of the commencement ceremonies will be available. 

Several hotels are located near the SBU-Bolivar campus:

  • Best Western Plus, Bolivar:(417) 326-0188(通过电话预订并要求SBU折扣)
  • 舒适酒店,玻利瓦尔:(417)326-6169(通过电话预订并要求SBU折扣)
  • Country Inn, Bolivar: (417) 326-8004
  • Super 8, Bolivar: (417) 777-8888
  • The Barnwood Inn, Humansville: (417) 754-8250

Additional accommodations are located in nearby Springfield, Mo.

The Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce maintains a partial listing of Bolivar restaurants (those who are Chamber members).