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 12, 2022 | 2pm Graduation Practice and Graduate Reception
      • As part of the graduation practice, the Crowder College Alumni Office will be hosting a graduate reception. Meet in Farber Hall, Wright Conference Room on the Neosho campus
    • Friday, May 13, 2022 | 7pm for Nursing (McDonald County & Nevada programs) and Practical Nursing
    • Saturday, May 14, 2022 |  10:00am – General Studies and Agriculture (included Veterinary Technician)
    • Saturday, May 14, 2022 | 1pm – all other majors, degrees and certificates

Order your cap, gown, and announcement (if desired) at the following link:

Commencement Regalia – Student Regalia my 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 or in our Records Office.

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?
If the brief ceremony with continuous walking/standing poses a challenge for you or someone in your party, please contact the Student Accessibility Office at or call 417.455.5733 by DATE. Allow plenty of time to park and check-in due to a tight walk through schedule.

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