May 14, 2022

Our Commencement ceremony will be held in-person on Saturday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m. Participating students must be lined up by 10:00 a.m.

Any questions regarding Commencement should be emailed to

Commencement Rehearsal

Listen to the recording from the rehearsal presentation.

Proper Name Pronunciation

Graduates may use this phone line 859.846.5432 to call in and record the proper pronunciation of your name to assist Dr. Carrie Christensen who will read your name as you come on stage during Commencement.

Guest Registration

Outside Commencement Option

There are no restrictions on the number of guests you may invite for the outside ceremony, although we encourage you to limit the number of vehicles to 2 on campus that day to help us streamline arrival and parking for this event.

Inside Commencement Option

Depending on the weather, a determination on if Commencement will be moved inside will be made as early as possible but no later than 8 a.m. the morning of Commencement (May 14). Graduates will be notified via text message and email.

Should the event move inside due to weather, there is a limit on the number of guests each graduate can have inside Marshall Gymnasium. Please complete this form (only graduates complete this) so we can assign tickets to your guests if the event is held inside.

Students are guaranteed 4 tickets inside Marshall Gymnasium and 2 tickets inside Duthie Auditorium where the event will be live streamed. Your form submission will notify us of your guests in priority order for these tickets. Children 2 and under who can sit on a lap do not need to be registered for a ticket. All other children must be registered as a ticket holder.

Campus Arrival on Commencement Day

All traffic will use the farm entrance and campus security will direct you to the appropriate parking areas. Gates open and check-in will begin at 8:30. Students participating in Commencement must be lined up by 10 a.m. Graduates and their guests are asked to ride together and have no more than 2 vehicles. This will help us get everyone parked quickly and through the check-in process.


Only those students who have already paid their graduation fee and other account balances will receive their diplomas at Commencement. Please contact the Business Office with any account balance questions.

Cap and Gown (Regalia)

The final deadline to order regalia is March 9 (campus delivery with pick-up around April 9) and March 10 (home delivery). All graduates participating in Commencement are required to wear regalia. Our current vendor is Oak Hall.

Click to Order Cap & Gown

Commencement Announcements

Students may order official Midway University Commencement announcements online with Balfour or call 800.433.0296. When ordering, they will need to know their official degree and major. Minors, emphases, concentrations, or honors can be included.

Balfour Invitations and Products

Graduation Cap Decoration Guidelines

Midway University’s Commencement ceremony is a dignified celebration of the achievement of its students. Decorations on the graduation cap are a representation of the pride and accomplishment for the student. In keeping with the significance of this event, the following guidelines must be followed for graduation cap decorations.

  • Decorations may not interfere with the attachment of the tassel to the cap or its movement from right to left.
  • Only the flat top of the cap may be decorated.
  • Decorations must not obscure anyone sitting behind the graduate and may not include lights or noise that may interfere with the ceremony.
  • Caps must not threaten the safety of others, include any hate speech; inappropriate, offensive, or profane language; advertisements; or any negative speech toward any individual, institution, and/or the University, its faculty, staff, or any student.
  • If you are unsure if your cap meets these guidelines you may contact the Office of Academic Affairs at for guidance.
  • Any cap deemed not meeting these guidelines will not be permitted to be worn in the Commencement ceremony and may impact ability to participate in the ceremony. It will be the student’s responsibility to obtain a replacement cap should their cap be disqualified.

Live Stream

Commencement will be live-streamed and recorded on the University’s YouTube channel.


If you have general questions about Commencement, please email


Commencement photos will be taken as students receive their diplomas and posed at the end of the stage. Portraits can also be taken prior to Commencement with our official photographer. More information on the schedule will be posted closer to the ceremony date. All photo galleries will be posted online for review and ordering. View previous Commencement ceremonies online photo gallery. For additional information contact Mark Mahan at 859-621-9526 or email