About 200 Mizzou students will be graduating this spring after working to earn their degrees online through MU Extension. They’ve completed their undergraduate and graduate degrees in a nontraditional way that transcends daily class schedules and geography, and they have a commencement ceremony to match.
Extension now offers Mizzou’s first online commencement ceremony. Graduates’ names and degrees are listed; there are speeches from Provost Brian Foster and Mizzou Alumni Association President Titus Blackmon; and friends, family and others can sign a guest book and wish graduates well. Coat and tie are optional for the ceremony, of course, and weather and parking shouldn’t be concerns.