Commencement

Commencement Information

As the worldwide COVID-19 situation continues to create ongoing challenges and uncertainties, we keep you, your families, and your communities in prayer for health, security, and peace.

We at Global University are committed to your safety and well-being, but we are also committed to a meaningful recognition of your hard work and accomplishments—even as adjustments are necessary in this unusual time. We have considered the current situation, the projected long-term impacts, and the goal to provide a high-quality event. As a result, Global University has made the decision to not host a commencement ceremony in Springfield this October. Be assured, however, that alternate plans are underway to celebrate and honor you, our graduates, in an adjusted manner. This year’s GU Commencement will occur virtually as follows:

Friday, October 23, 2020

Central Standard Time Zone (CST) evening video stream of Commencement Ceremony

  • Online – dedicated URL to come once established

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Additional Time Zones video stream of Commencement Ceremony*

  • Online – dedicated URL to come once established

*Additional streaming times will be announced at a later date. If you are not able to watch the streaming times, the recorded video will also be made available to view on-demand.

Students who graduated in 2019 and 2020, and graduates from previous years who have not participated in a prior ceremony will be eligible to participate in the 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony (as well as the 2021 in-person Commencement, if you would like to do so).

Nepal Graduation group photo

Global Commencement

If you are a graduate who would like to receive information regarding the 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony, please complete the fillable Commencement interest form, scan, and email to commencement@globaluniversity.edu. Your name will be placed on a list of interested graduates, and you will be sent more additional information as it is available.

Commencement Ceremony Information

Global University 17th Commencement Ceremony

When: Friday, October 23, 2020
Where: Online (dedicated URL to come once established)

The Commencement ceremony is free to view.

Official Diplomas

Official diplomas and degrees are mailed to you after your Graduation Application has been processed. During the virtual ceremony, each participating graduate’s name will be read and greetings will be heard from Dr. Gary Seevers (president), Dr. David De Garmo (provost), and other Global University leaders.

Regalia (Cap and Gown)

A Virtual Commencement Kit including regalia is available to order (email commencement@globaluniversity.edu), and can be mailed to you. Please feel free to wear your regalia during the virtual event, and if you wish to attend an in-person ceremony at a later date, it may also be worn then.

Commencement Video

A link to view the video of the Commencement ceremony is included in the registration fee.

Steps to Register to Attend Commencement:

Step 1

Step 2

Complete the registration form (a link to this form will be shared with you once step one is complete). Registration costs for the three options are listed below:

Step 3

Receive verification that all forms and payments are processed from the Commencement Committee. 


Option 1*: $50

Your name will be announced during the virtual ceremony. You will also receive via mail your diploma cover, a letter from the president, and a program. (Graduate is responsible for any applicable shipping, handling, and customs fees.)

Option 2*: $100

Your name will be announced during the virtual ceremony. You will also receive via mail your regalia and diploma cover, a letter from the president, and a program. (Graduate is responsible for any applicable shipping, handling, and customs fees.)

Option 3

Wait to participate in the Commencement Ceremony in October 2021.

*Graduates selecting Option 1 or Option 2 are welcome to also attend the in-person 2021 Commencement, if they would like to do so.

We know these times are uncertain and trying; our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please choose the option that best fits your needs and email commencement@globaluniversity.edu as to which option you prefer.

We hope you are able to attend!

If you have other questions please email commencement@globaluniversity.edu