Commencement Ceremony in Rent Auditorium

COLUMBUS, Miss.- Mississippi University for Women will celebrate summer graduates with multiple in-person Commencement ceremonies Friday, July 29 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall, on The W’s campus.

A ceremony for RN-to-BSN students in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences whose last name begin with A-R will be held at 11 a.m. RN-to-BSN students whose last name begin with S-Z will participate in the 2 p.m. ceremony. Students from the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Professional Studies, School of Education and College of Nursing & Health Sciences will participate in the 2 p.m. ceremony. Graduate students will participate in the 2 p.m. ceremony.

The number of participants per ceremony will be based on current health guidelines and the capacity limitations of Rent Auditorium. In order to keep our graduates and their guests safe, each graduate will receive six tickets for their conferral ceremony.

Doors will open to guests 60 minutes prior to each ceremony. There will be no extra tickets, no general admission seating, and no one (including infants and children) will be admitted without a ticket. The Nissan Auditorium located in Parkinson Hall will be open on campus to view livestream broadcast.

The conferral ceremonies will be live streamed at for family members and loved ones to enjoy at home or on a phone, tablet or computer.

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

All commencement plans are subject to change at any time due to health concerns and there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. Any changes will be communicated directly to those graduates attending the ceremonies through their email and through the commencement website.

More Commencement ceremony information is available at

July 21, 2022
Contact: Tyler Wheat
(662) 241-7683

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.