• Commencement Guest Information

    Commencement is a happy occasion, however, it is not a pep rally. Please ask your guests to act in a dignified manner. Guests causing excessive noise will be escorted out of the chapel. Also, crying babies should be removed from the auditorium immediately. We do not want anyone's family missing a graduate's name announced.

    Parking for the handicapped will be available in the area in front of Behrens Chapel. All other guests should plan to park in available parking around Behrens and adjacent parking lots.

    Seating is available for your guests. Those needing a wheelchair accessible area can be accommodated. Please inform Paula Fine during rehearsal or by e-mail if you have a guest coming who will need one of these areas or contact Kimberly Beal, kbeal@hstux.edu, to reserve a space for a wheelchair.

  • Live Stream of Commencement

    Live Streaming of Hardin-Simmons University's Commencement Ceremonies was made available beginning with the Spring 2012 Commencement. Archives of past live streams, beginning with the Spring 2012 Ceremony, are also now available online.

    Fall 2016 Commencement Ceremony

    Come back here on December 10 at 10am & 2pm to watch the live stream of Hardin-Simmons University's Fall 2016 Commencement Ceremony.

    • December 10, 2016 at 10:00 am
      Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts
      Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics
      Logsdon School of Theology
      Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
    • December 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm
      Kelley College of Business
      Irvin School of Education
      College of Fine Arts
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