USM announces August dates for graduation ceremonies

Graduation ceremonies are one of many events that have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, but Southern Miss is hopeful that its class of 2020 will walk across the stage later this year. 

The university announced that commencement ceremonies have tentatively been rescheduled for the following dates: 

  • Graduate students based on the Hattiesburg campus – August 20, 2020
  • Undergraduate students based on the Hattiesburg campus – August 21, 2020
  • Graduate and undergraduate students based at coastal operations – August 22, 2020

USM did note that these dates are subject to change as the circumstances surrounding the outbreak continue to unfold. 

Students who are eligible for graduation will receive specific information from the Office of the Registrar via email in the coming weeks. If you have previously registered to participate in May ceremonies, you do not need to take action at this time.

Students who did not previously register should follow instructions they receive via email to reserve a seat.

USM states that students who complete all degree requirements during Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 semesters will have the option to participate in August or December Commencement ceremonies.