When Do I Walk?

While Cameron University is continuing to follow COVID-19 protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control for the health and safety of students, employees and guests, it doesn’t want to keep the Class of 2021 from celebrating the completion of their degrees. In keeping with tradition, Commencement will be held outdoors in Cameron Stadium. We also know that students will want to bring as many guests as possible. To accomplish this, the university has scheduled two ceremonies, one on Friday, May 7, 2021, and one on Saturday, May 8, 2021. This will allow social distancing, while still enabling students to bring up to six guests each. (This is an increase from the Fall 2020 ceremony.)

So which ceremony is yours? That’s a good question, and the information below is being provided to guide your planning process. Commencement is not being done in such a way that you simply pick the ceremony you want to attend. Graduates will be honored by degree, so that they can celebrate with their faculty and fellow majors. It also allows the university to divide graduates evenly over the two nighttime ceremonies, each of which will conclude with the traditional fireworks display. Knowing the night you will graduate will allow you to order your printed invitations and begin the process of notifying family and friends. In the event it rains on the night of your ceremony, it will be postponed until Sunday, May 9, at the same time and location. 

Remember, you will need to 1) apply for graduation with the Registrar, and 2) complete your Commencement registration form in order to participate in your ceremony.

On Friday, May 7, Cameron University will honor graduates who will receive these degrees:

  • Associate in Science in Business
  • Bachelor of Accounting in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Business Administration in Business Administration
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Education in Reading
  • Master of Science in Behavioral Science
  • Master of Science in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Military Science cadets

On Saturday, May 8, CU will honor graduates receiving these degrees:

  • Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Associate in Applied Science in Engineering
  • Associate in Applied Science in Information Technology
  • Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
  • Associate in Applied Science in Respiratory Care
  • Associate in Arts in Strategic Communication
  • Associate in Science in Allied Health Sciences
  • Associate in Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Languages
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Media Production
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art
  • Bachelor of Music in Music
  • Bachelor of Music Education in Music
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science in Sports & Exercise Science