Commencement 2017 Ceremonies
The 98th Annual Commencement honoring all 2016–2017 graduates from August, October and December 2016 and March and May 2017 will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Muny in Forest Park.
The Muny in Forest Park
#1 Theatre Drive
Midtown St. Louis, MO 63112
The procession of graduates will begin promptly at 8:50 am.
Graduates should arrive at their school or college check-in station by 8 am.
All check-in stations will open at 7:30 am.
Graduates should allow plenty of time (50–60 minutes) to park and walk to the Muny.
The graduates will process in with their individual school or college.
Graduates will gather at their individual school or college check-in station. Guests of these graduates may take their seats in the main Muny theatre upon arrival. The diagram on the last page of the Commencement program shows where the graduates of each school and college will be seated.
Guests of the graduates should be seated by 8:45 a.m. as the aisles must be clear for the Academic Procession.
The Webster University Commencement Ceremony for the entire University is held in
the main Muny Theatre at 9:30 am. The all-university ceremony is where graduates
and their guests hear the speeches from the President, Provost, the Commencement
speaker, and others along with the presentation of the honorary doctorate. This is the
ceremony where the official degree conferral takes place.
The names of each graduate will be read at their individual school or college recognition
ceremony, which will take place immediately following the all-university ceremony.
Location of Individual School/College Recognition Ceremonies
|College of Arts & Sciences||Theatre Drive Stage|
|Walker School of Business & Technology||Muny Main Stage|
|School of Communications||Upper Muny Lot|
|School of Education||West Pavilion
|Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts||East Pavilion|
Theatre Drive Stage is located in front of the Muny Box Office on the lower level.
West Pavilion is located on the grounds west of the Muny Theatre.
Diplomas for May graduates will be mailed 10–12 weeks after the May graduation date of May 20, 2017.
Tickets are NOT required for any Commencement events and there is no limit to the number of guests.
For your benefit, we have made arrangements with Grad Images, a professional photographer, to record the moment you walk across the stage. More information on this service is available at www.gradimages.com