Fall graduation to recognize 750 Lions

Photo courtesy of Jill Falk

Photo courtesy of Jill Falk

Claire Beaudry and Garrett Anderson

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Commencement for Lindenwood graduate students will be Friday, Dec. 13, at the St. Charles Family Arena, and undergraduate students will graduate the following day.

Belleville graduates will have their own ceremony Saturday afternoon on their campus, where 132 students will graduate.  

The St. Charles undergraduate ceremony will be Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. and will also be in the Family Arena. 

There will be no guest speakers at the graduation. 

Gates will be opening at 8:30 a.m., and graduating students are required to arrive by 9:15 a.m. at gate four for check in. 

The commencement ceremony will recognize 400 undergraduate students.  

The Friday ceremony at 7 p.m. will recognize all recipients of Master, Specialist, and Doctorate degrees, a total of 350 graduates.

The numbers are based on the graduate and undergraduate classes scheduled to participate. Some students will have their degrees conferred, but will not walk. 

Graduate students must check in at 6 p.m. at gate four, which will open by 5:30.  They will enter the arena with their academic school.

The gates for guests (gates one, two, and three) will also open at 5:30.  Gates one and two will close after ten minutes, but will reopen after the students have entered the arena floor.  Guests will not need tickets to enter.

For both ceremonies, gate four and the dock area will be the only entries open before gates one, two, and three are unlocked.  Students will receive a name card which will tell them where to stand in the line up area for the ceremony.

The commencement ceremonies are run by Academic Services, the Provost’s Office, and the School of Arts, Media, and Communications.