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Graduation is happening in person Saturday, May 6, 2023

For those that can’t make it in person, we will be live streaming the event at the McPherson Free Methodist Church Live Streams. We also are inviting you to submit a photo of you wearing your regalia that will be used during the ceremony. This can be done on the bottom of this page.


Saturday, May 6, 2023.
Residential Students Graduation is at 10 am. Graduation for Online students is at 2:00 pm.
Hotel Discounts
The College has negotiated discounts with local hotel options in town. For more information on these discounts go to:
McPherson Free Methodist Church.
Live Stream:


We recommend what you would wear to any other special non-formal event, such as a traditional church service, awards ceremony, or nice dinner (i.e. “dressy casual”). For men, this means a collared shirt and dark trousers/slacks. Women are advised to keep skirts/dresses knee-length or longer and wear comfortable shoes.

You and your guests will be able to park in front of Science Hall (1200 South Main Street McPherson, Kansas 67460) or at the McPherson Free Methodist Church (1010 S Maple St, McPherson, KS 67460)

The campus is located on the very south end of Main Street in McPherson, KS. If you need more detailed directions, we recommend using Google Maps (map of McPherson:

We are sad that you won’t be able to join us in person and are excited to still celebrate your major accomplishment of graduating from college. We are inviting all students who can’t make it in person to submit a photo of themselves in their regalia that can be used during the ceremony.  If you do not have your regalia with you it will be mailed to you. Graduates be watching for a survey coming from the academic office that will collect the information of where it needs to be sent.

Then you will be able to log on to the live stream at the Here.

Guest seating will NOT be limited in the sanctuary and overflow will be available in the church’s fellowship hall. Questions can be directed to the Registrar’s Office ( or 620-241-0723 x116).

2023 Commencement Week Schedule

Friday, May 5
Tiger Central Store open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Briner Library)
4:00 p.m.          Graduation Practice (McPherson Free Methodist Church) Required for all residential graduates!
6:45 p.m.          Line-up in caps & gowns (McPherson Free Methodist Church)
7:00 p.m.          Baccalaureate & Ivy Cutting (Broadhurst Student Center, Upper Dining Room)                    

Saturday, May 6
Tiger Central Store open 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Briner Library)

Residential (SAS)
9:00 a.m.           Guest seating opens (McPherson Free Methodist Church)
9:15 a.m.           Class & Departmental Photos (front of Science Hall)
9:30 a.m.           Line-up (front of Science Hall)
10:00 a.m.        Commencement (McPherson Free Methodist Church)
Immediately following Graduate Reception (M.B. Miller Plaza)
Tiger Central Store open 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Briner Library)

Online (SPE)
11:30 a.m. Celebration Fair and Check-in/Pick up caps & gowns (Fellowship Hall, Free Methodist Church)*
           *A photo opportunity for the graduate (with family/friends if desired) will be available
1:00 p.m.          Guest seating opens (McPherson Free Methodist Church)
1:00 p.m.          Class Photo (front of Science Hall)
1:30 p.m.          Line-up (front of Science Hall)
2:00 p.m.          Commencement (McPherson Free Methodist Church)
Immediately following Graduate Reception (M.B. Miller Plaza)

Graduate (SGS)
12:00 p.m.
Hooding, Lunch and Pick up Caps and Gowns* (Broadhurst Student Center, Upper Dining Room)
*If not attending the hooding ceremony, please pick up cap and gown from Fellowship Hall, Free Methodist Church
1:00 p.m. Class Photo (front of Science Hall)
1:30 p.m. Line Up (front of Science Hall)
2:00 p.m. Commencement (McPherson Free Methodist Church)

2023 commencement program

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