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April 2020


Youth Pastor Networking Day - CANCELLED

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Foster Hall


Senior Art Exhibit I - CANCELLED

Schnormeier Gallery
221 S. Main St.

Easter Break Begins

5:30 p.m.

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celebrating your success

Mount Vernon Nazarene University has cancelled commencement exercises for May 1-2. University officials are developing ways to honor 2020 seniors.

  • Traditional schedule TBA
  • GPS schedule TBA
  • Speakers TBA
  • Letter to traditional graduates TBA
  • Letter to GPS graduates TBA
  • Commencement program TBA

No tickets are required for admission to the Baccalaureate Service. All graduates and families are encouraged to attend.

Tickets are required for admission to the morning Commencement ceremonies between 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. Tickets will be distributed to each graduate for commencement. Seats in the auditorium cannot be reserved. Infants and toddlers (age 3 and under) who will either be held or be seated on an adult's lap are not required to have a ticket to gain entrance to the auditorium. Guests without tickets may sit in any available seating in the chapel auditorium after 9:30 a.m. for the morning ceremony. Overflow seating and guests without tickets may also be seated in Thorne Performance Hall with closed circuit television broadcasting the commencement ceremonies.

No tickets are required for admission to the afternoon Commencement ceremony and the doors will open at 1:00 p.m. Seats in the auditorium cannot be reserved. Overflow seating will be available in Thorne Performance Hall with closed circuit television broadcasting the ceremony.

The commencement ceremony will be available via live video streaming at

A DVD of the Baccalaureate worship service and Commencement ceremony may be purchased online from the Cougar Corner Campus Store at, or you can call 740-397-9000, extension 4457. The cost is $9.99 each. Shipping is $6.99. Allow six (6) weeks for production. Online and phone orders require a credit card.

The graduates have contracted a professional photographer for photographs. To minimize confusion and congestion during the awarding of degrees, please restrict personal photographs to graduates off-stage. We also ask that camera tripods not restrict the safety and convenience of our guests as they move through aisles. Please respect those who are trying to view the ceremonies from auditorium seating.

All pictures will be available online for viewing and ordering at Once at the site, please click the link labeled "Log into our store here" at the bottom of the homepage. Pictures will be online within 72 hours and will be available until December 2018. If you have questions about photography, please contact Seavolt's Studio at 740-397-0541.


The legacy family photo (graduates whose parents/grandparents attended MVNU) will take place by the Eternal Flame immediately following the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
If you are graduating or have a student graduating, you may request a press release be sent about this accomplishment to the newspaper of your choice. Or, we can send it to your home and you can distribute it with a photo. Please fill out the online form completely to request this service. Traditional undergrads: You can also include your dean's list and awards convocation information at this time. If you have questions, call 740-397-9000, ext. 4347.
MVNU's Campus Safety staff will assist with parking, and shuttle vans will run between the Chapel and the remote parking lots. We respectfully request that you do not park on the lawns.

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Academic Affairs
(740) 397-9000, ext. 4200 or 4210