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Pitt State Announces Commencement Plans


Pittsburg State University has announced commencement plans for spring that will, like Fall Commencement, look different than pre-pandemic ceremonies. In the past, Spring Commencement has been held in four ceremonies — one for each of the university’s four colleges.


This year, PSU will hold eight in two days to comply with COVID-19 mitigation strategies. All ceremonies will start in the Robert W. Plaster Center and then proceed to the Garfield Weede Building. Graduates and their guests will remain together as a group throughout, except when the graduate crosses the stage. PSU also will hold a pinning and graduation event in the afternoon on Friday, May 7, for graduates in the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing. 


The ceremonies are scheduled as follows: 


Friday, April 30, 2021 

  • 3:30 p.m. - College of Technology (Automotive Technology and School of Construction) 

  • 5:00 p.m. - College of Technology (Engineering Technology, Graphics & Imaging Technologies, and Technology & Workforce Learning) 

  • 6:30 p.m. - College of Arts & Sciences (Communication, English & Modern Languages and Literatures, Family & Consumer Sciences, and History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences) 

  • 8:00 p.m. - College of Arts & Sciences (Art, Biology, Chemistry, General Studies, Integrated Studies, Math, Music, and Physics) 

Saturday, May 1, 2021 

  • 9:00 a.m. College of Education (Health, Human Performance, & Recreation, Psychology & Counseling, and Teaching & Leadership undergraduate candidates) 

  • 10:30 a.m. - College of Education  (Teaching & Leadership graduate degree candidates)  

  • 12:00 p.m. - College of Business (all undergraduate candidates) 

  • 1:30 p.m. - College of Business (all graduate degree candidates)


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