May 15, 2021

Our Commencement ceremony  to be held in-person on Saturday, May 15 at 11 a.m.

Weather permitting, we will hold our ceremony in the Graves Amphitheater. Should the weather prohibit this, we will move inside to the Marshall Gymnasium. Students will be notified on any weather-related change as early as possible but no later than 8 a.m. on the morning of Commencement.

Graduates who wish to participate in the Commencement ceremony need to register through the Registrar’s Office and complete the Application for a Degree.  All students registered will be sent a link to an online registration form to notify us of your participation in the Commencement ceremony and the guests who will be joining you. Each graduate who registers will receive two guest tickets. All attendees must be pre-registered. As the ceremony approaches, we may be able to increase the number of guests for each graduate, but the weather and pandemic will dictate restrictions.

For Midway University faculty and staff who are not part of the official ceremony, additional information will be sent out closer to the event for those who wish to volunteer to assist with the ceremony or attend.

The University will follow all state, local, and university guidelines in place at the time of the event which will likely still include physical distancing, temperature checks, and wearing masks. The Commencement service will be streamed live and recorded for those guests who cannot attend in person.

Any questions regarding Commencement should be emailed to

Commencement Rehearsal

There will be a virtual Commencement rehearsal briefing for students on Thursday, May 13 – time TBD. This will be recorded and shared with students who cannot participate during the live meeting.


Students can order their regalia online and choose to have it delivered to campus or to their home.

Commencement Announcements

Students may order official Midway University Commencement announcements online with Balfour or call 800.433.0296. When ordering, they will need to know your official degree and major. Minors, emphases, concentrations, or honors can be included. Announcement flyer.


If you have general questions about Commencement, please email


Commencement photos can be viewed and ordered from the online gallery. For additional information contact Mark Mahan at 859-621-9526 or email