Dear Members of the Methodist University Community,
As the spring semester is in full swing, I am pleased to announce an exciting change in how we honor our graduates.
So that we may pay tribute to all MU graduates from the same academic year at one time – students who have studied together, lived together, practiced together, worshipped together, enjoyed fellowship together, excelled together – we have decided to have just one “Commencement Weekend” each academic year where we can ALL celebrate together. This year, commencement weekend includes a graduate ceremony on Friday, May 5 at 2 p.m. in Huff Concert Hall and an undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. at the Crown Coliseum.
The placing of medallions and hoods will take place on the commencement stage, and other traditions – such as baccalaureate – will remain as additional means to celebrate the achievements of our graduates. As supplementary details about baccalaureate and other commencement-related activities are finalized, they will be posted on the graduation page of the Methodist.edu web site and communicated to graduates.
I’ve said many times that commencement is my favorite time of the year. Now having the opportunity for all graduates from the same class to celebrate together on the same weekend – after years of so much accomplishment together – is something I look forward to.
Stanley T. Wearden, Ph.D.
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