Graduation and Commencement Ceremony

Graduation and Commencement

Crowder College Commencement is a ceremony intended to honor, recognize, and celebrate student achievement for those who have completed academic requirements toward graduation. Commencement is held during both fall and spring semesters.

We are pleased to announce that Crowder college will be hosting commencement ceremonies at Bob Sneller Gymnasium on our Neosho, Missouri, campus on:

  • Thursday, May 9, 2024 | 2pm Graduation Practice
      • Meet in Farber Hall, Wright Conference Room on the Neosho campus.
  • Friday, May 10, 2024 | 7pm for Nursing (McDonald County and Nevada RN & LPN programs)
      • Meet in Farber Hall Lobby on the Neosho campus at 6pm dressed in your cap and gown.
  • Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 10:00am & 1pm – Watch for specific times in the near future. These ceremonies are for all other graduates Except  Nursing 
      • Meet in Farber Hall Lobby on the Neosho campus 1 HOUR prior to the ceremony start time (9am or noon) dressed in your cap and gown.

Commencement Regalia

Order your cap, gown, and announcement from the Crowder Bookstore

Student Regalia may include an honor cord and/or a graduation stole.

  • Honor cord: an honor cord is a twisted, colored cord with tassels on both ends. Wearing an honor cord signifies specific academic achievement or participation/membership in a College organization that has been approved for special recognition at commencement. As traditionally accepted, more than one honor cord may be worn at commencement.
  • Graduation Stole: a stole is a decorative scarf-like sash which is worn to signify participation or completion in a College program that has been approved for special recognition at commencement. The sash may include an insignia or the color of the sash may be represented by the colors of the organization. As traditionally accepted, no more than one stole will be worn at commencement.

Organizations that wish to recognize individuals with either an honor cord or stole must obtain approval from the Vice President of Student Affairs.

Each student will be responsible for the cost of a cap and gown (regalia) and any cords or stoles unless otherwise noted.

Commencement Regalia is listed in the Student Handbook.

Complete application for graduation through My Crowder.

Professional photos taken during commencement may be purchased online through Grad Images.

Complete details may be found in the letter sent to graduates.

Limited Mobility or Special Needs?

Please contact the Student Accessibility Office at ChristyManning@Crowder.edu or call 417.455.5733 by December 1, 2023.

For more information regarding commencement please contact the Crowder College Records Office: