Commencement ceremonies planned for Class of 2022 

Pittsburg State University will recognize the accomplishments of 1,177 students when degrees are conferred in the spring commencement ceremonies in the John Lance Arena on Friday, May 13, and on Saturday, May 14. 

“This ceremony is such an incredible milestone for these graduates, not just because they have earned a degree that they’ve been working toward for at least a few years, but because of what they have achieved in one of the most tumultuous times in our nation’s modern history,” said President Steve Scott. “It shows they are prepared for just about anything life throws their way.” 

Of the total degrees to be awarded, 402 of them are graduate degrees which include master’s, education specialist, and doctorat of nursing practitioner degrees, while 775 of them are undergraduate level which include bachelor’s, associate, and certificate degrees.  

Degree candidates represent 28 states and 12 countries. 

This commencement is also a milestone for Scott, as it is the final one at which he will serve as president before retiring at the end of May. Ceremony times and details are as follows: 

Friday, May 13 

2 p.m. - College of Technology (Automotive Technology, School of Construction and Graphics & Imaging Technologies) 

3:30 p.m. - College of Technology (Engineering Technology and Technology & Workforce Learning) 

5 p.m. - Kelce College of Business 

6:30 p.m. - College of Education (Family & Consumer Sciences, Health, Human Performance & Recreation and Psychology & Counseling) 

8 p.m. - College of Education (Teaching & Leadership) 

Saturday, May 14 

9 a.m. - College of Arts and Sciences (Art, Communication, English & Modern Languages, General Studies, History, Philosophy & Social Sciences, Integrated Studies and Music) 

10:30 a.m. - College of Arts & Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing and Physics) 

Each ceremony includes both undergraduate and graduate degree candidates. 

All graduates and guests are to check-in at the Robert W. Plaster Center, 1701 S. Homer, 15 minutes prior to each ceremony. Graduates and ticketed guests will start in the Plaster Center and then proceed to John Lance Arena. Non-ticketed guests will be directed to the arena upon check-in. 

Each graduate will be issued up to six tickets for guests to participate in the processional. Non-ticketed guests are welcome and will be seated in the arena to watch. No seating will be available for guests included in the processional. It is recommended that guests with mobility concerns watch the ceremony seated comfortably in the arena.  

Graduates are required to register for their name card and order guest tickets, if needed, in advance. Registration and ticket requests must be submitted by Wednesday, May 11.  

Livestream broadcast 

PSU will webcast the commencement ceremonies via livestream at  

The webcast will start shortly before each ceremony. An archived copy of the ceremonies will be available online at via the "video on demand” option.