Participation in Commencement
Students who complete degree requirements as of August 31 or 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 August
or December,2012 you may attend Commencement in May or June 2013. Students who complete
requirements in May should plan to attend the May or June ceremony in the year in
which they graduate (May2013 graduates may participate in the May or June 2013 ceremony.)
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
• August applications are due by March 31
• December applications are due by June 30
McKendree awards degrees three times a year on the following dates: May 31, August
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 To see prices for photos, click here
Mascoutah, IL 62258
Photos will be available to view and order 3-7 days after the ceremony.
To order photos click here.
Commencement Resources (updated for 2013 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