Mississippi University for Women will recognize spring graduates with ceremonies Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5.

A pinning ceremony for the Associate of Nursing program and the Bachelor of Nursing Program will take place Thursday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m. The commencement ceremony for the College of Nursing & Health Sciences will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 5. The School of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business and Professional Studies commencement ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, May 5.

Each graduate will receive four tickets for their conferral ceremony. Family and friends (including ALL children and infants) attending commencement must have an admission ticket. Doors will open to guests 60 minutes prior to each ceremony. There are no extra tickets. General admission will begin 15 minutes prior to each ceremony.

The processional line of march will be formed in Painter Hall. Students should arrive one hour prior to the conferral ceremony in which they have been assigned to participate.

The conferral ceremonies will be live streamed at muw.edu for family and friends to enjoy at home or on a phone, tablet or computer. Nissan Auditorium will be open for on-campus viewing of the livestream broadcast.

Graduates are encouraged to share their celebratory photos by using #LongBlueLine. Photos and videos also may be submitted to socialmedia@muw.edu.

All graduates are invited to participate in the Mag Chain Ceremony- one of the most treasured traditions at The W- Friday May 5 at 9:30 a.m. on the Callaway Lawn. Graduates will need to arrive at Carrier Chapel at 8:45 a.m. Rain location is Pohl Gym. 

Guest attending The W’s Commencement ceremonies are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid downtown Columbus. Many streets will close for the annual Market Street Festival.

More commencement ceremony information is available at www.muw.edu/commencement.

About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

Be Bold. Tower with Blue.