Preparing for Graduation

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Preparing for Graduation

Congratulations! As you enter your final semester at Lincoln University, there are several important dates and details about graduation you will want to know. Find them all right here, or email us at with your questions.

File for a Degree

You must complete an application for graduation before you can participate in a graduation ceremony and receive a diploma.  The deadline to file for degrees for spring and summer semesters is February 15, 2023.


Ceremony Dates

Lincoln University of Missouri — Fort Leonard Wood

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
6 p.m.
  • School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony


Lincoln University of Missouri — Jefferson City

Saturday, May 13, 2023 (Location and ticket information to come.)
9 a.m.
  • Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Humanities and Communications
  • Department of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
  • Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Liberal Studies
1 p.m.
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing
3 p.m.
  • School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Ceremony Participation Policy

Students must satisfy all academic and financial requirements to be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremonies.


Cap & Gown 

All graduates participating in commencement must wear the appropriate attire.  You MUST purchase your academic regalia and invitations through Jostens. Be sure to allow enough time for delivery.


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Graduation Honors Information 

Students receiving a BA, BLS, or BS who have completed sixty (60) hours at Lincoln University, and who have a cumulative GPA (including coursework at other universities) of 3.2 or above will graduate with honors.

GPA 3.2 - 3.5: Cum Laude honors
GPA 3.6 - 3.7: Magna Cum Laude honors
GPA 3.8 - 4.0: Summa Cum Laude honors



Contact Information

Office of the Registrar
820 Chestnut Street, B4 Young Hall
Jefferson City, MO 65101
phone: 573-681-5011
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM