May 04, 2016 11:15AM
Pittsburg State University will hold its 113th spring commencement exercises on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7. Approximately 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate in the four ceremonies, making it one of the largest classes in the university’s history.
Commencement exercises will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday with the ceremony for students in the College of Technology. That will be followed by the ceremony for students in the College of Education at 8 p.m. On Saturday, the ceremony for students in the Kelce College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences Departments of Art, Communication and History, Philosophy and Social Sciences, begins at 9:30 a.m. The final ceremony, for students in the remaining departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, will begin at noon on Saturday.
Registrar Debbie Greve said volunteers make it possible to orchestrate such a complicated endeavor. The volunteers include about 70 faculty and staff and more than 50 students. Some will work multiple ceremonies, all of which are held in John Lance Arena.
In addition to the commencement exercises, colleges and departments hold other graduation-related events.
The Department of Military Science will hold its Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 6, in the amphitheater of the PSU Veterans Memorial.
The Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing will hold its Nurse Pinning Ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, in Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.
Each of the commencement ceremonies will be live streamed on www.pittstate.tv. The webcast will start shortly before each ceremony.
For more information about commencement, visit the registrar’s web page at www.pittstate.edu/registrar and click on the commencement link.