2019 Commencement

Dates and Times


Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m.

Graduates, celebrate the Last Hurrah!


Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m.


Galloway United Methodist Church


Saturday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m.


Due to expected inclement weather, commencement exercises will take place at Christ United Methodist Church, located at 6000 Old Canton Road in Jackson.

Please note that commencement exercises will begin one hour later, at 10:30 a.m.

Please note also that the commencement breakfast planned for the Else School of Management has been canceled.


Special Needs Campus Access

We offer the following suggestions to commencement ceremony guests with special needs:

Entering Campus: The recommended entrance for guests with special needs, especially those using a wheelchair, is the North Security Gate located near North State Street and Riverside Drive (see campus map). This entrance leads to parking near the Hall Activities Center.

Parking: Parking for individual with handicapped stickers is available in the parking lot beside the Hall Activities Center. If you need to drop off a guest prior to parking in another area, please tell the security officer, and he or she will assist you.

Accessibility: The Millsaps commencement is an outdoor event held in the Millsaps Bowl in the center of campus, next to the A. Boyd Campbell College Center. The route from the Hall Activities Center parking area to the Bowl and to the College Center is fully accessible by wheelchair. The distance is 50–60 yards.

Seating: A limited number of chairs will be available in the Bowl directly in front of the College Center, under the shade of the Millsaps "potted oak," for those needing special assistance. Family members may sit near them, as space allows.

Outdoor Ceremony: We remind you to dress comfortably and suggest that you bring water for anyone who may not be able to move around easily. The lobby of the College Center will be open if your family member needs to move inside to the air conditioning. 

Refreshments: Coffee and water will be available from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.

Restrooms: Restrooms are available in the College Center and in Sullivan-Harrell Hall.


Photos and Videos

Photographs from commencement will be available for viewing and purchase through the Professional Images website. More details to come regarding how to view and purchase photos.

Live streams will be available for both Baccalaureate and Commencement. More details regarding live streams will be provided as soon as possible.