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We are looking forward to honoring and celebrating the Class of 2021. This year’s Commencement ceremony will look different than the traditional event, but we are excited that we will still be able to have a limited, in-person celebration. Due to restrictions on public gatherings, we will be sharing part of the traditional ceremony virtually. Each day during Commencement Week, we will share video links to speakers and other features that would normally be done in person. On Saturday, May 8, we will conduct the Conferral of Degrees in person.

Be sure to follow us on social media and frequent this commencement webpage as we honor the Class of 2021, share our best wishes and welcome them to the distinguished family of SMSU alumni.

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Help celebrate the SMSU Class of 2021 and welcome them to the Mustang alumni family. Share your SMSU graduation photos with the hashtags #M4L , #SMSUGrad and #SMSU2021.

Due to gathering restrictions for our limited space, we will not be able to have an external audience for this event. However, we will be streaming it live so family and friends can hear your name announced and watch you walk across the stage. A professional photographer will also be there to capture this special moment for you.

In the middle of April, graduates will be receiving more information about when/where you need to gather to line up for the Conferral of Degrees. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the 8th. Remember – you must RSVP for this event by April 2, 2021.

Students interested in participating in commencement, please utilize the links in the right side menu.

Steps are outlined in the CHECKLIST tab.

Deadlines are listed in the CRITICAL DATES tab.

Any questions about commencement can be directed to us by email at

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