Commencement Dates 2014:
Lebanon Campus Undergraduate Ceremony: 9 am, Saturday, May 10
Lebanon Campus Graduate Ceremony: 2 pm, Saturday, May 10
Kentucky Ceremony: Saturday, June 7 (time to be announced)
Other graduation activities:
Senior Farewell Service: 4 pm, Friday, May 9 (Hettenhausen Center for the Arts)
Senior Farewell Dinner: 5:30 pm -- 8 pm, Friday, May 9 (Campus Quad) -- this is sponsored
by the Alumni Association and invitiations will be mailed in April. Click here for a video of last year's event.
Participation in Commencement
Students who complete degree requirements as of December 31 are invited to participate
in the Commencement ceremony held the following May (at the Lebanon campus) or June (at the Louisville campus). For example, if
you graduate in December, 2013 you may attend Commencement in May or June 2014. Students
who complete requirements in July or May should plan to attend the May or June ceremony
in the year in which they graduate (May and July 2014 graduates may participate in
the May or June 2014 ceremony.)
PLEASE NOTE: Participation in the Commencement Ceremony is not a guarantee of graduation. Degrees for May graduates are conferred on May 31 and
for July graduates are conferred on July 31 provided all requirements for the degree are met.
For information about the June Commencement ceremony at the Louisville campus, please
contact the Louisville office at (502) 400-8335.
Graduation Information for ALL Students
All students must apply for graduation the semester before you plan to complete program requirements (see dates below). You must apply to graduate even if you do not intend to participate in a Commencement
ceremony. You may apply earlier than the deadlines posted below.
Apply Now (Lebanon, IL Centers, Paducah, eLearning) Apply Now (Kentucky Campuses [Louisville, Radcliff])
Graduation Application Deadlines
• May applications are due by October 31
• July applications are due by October 31
• December applications are due by June 30
McKendree awards degrees three times a year on the following dates: May 31, July 31,
and December 31. If you complete coursework earlier in the term, your degree will
not be posted until the end of the term. Diplomas will be mailed the same week the degree
is conferred provided all accounts with the University are clear.
We strongly encourage our graduates and families of our graduates to take full advantage
of the professional photography services provided. Enjoy your day and let the "pros"
take care of the rest!
Jon Cannon Photography
617 N. Market Street
Mascoutah, IL 62258
Photos for the May 2014 ceremony will be available to view and order 3-7 days after the ceremony.
To order photos for the 2014 ceremony click here. (2014 prices)
To order photos for the 2013 ceremony click here. (2013 prices)
Commencement Resources (updated for 2014 ceremony)
Graduate Commencement Instructions
Undergraduate Commencement Instructions
Directions to Campus
Keep in Touch
Things To Do Before Commencement
Helpful Tips for Commencement Day
Undergraduate Ceremony Rain Back Up Plan
Graduate Ceremony Rain Back Up Plan
For More Information
Academic Records Office