2023 Commencement Ceremony

McPherson College presents the 135th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at McPherson Stadium. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Those joining us via livestream are invited to connect at 10:00 a.m. https://www.mcpherson.edu/academics/graduation/

Graduates’ guests will not need tickets for admission to the stadium. However, lightning, strong storms, or disruptive conditions such as the high winds could still drive the Commencement ceremony indoors to Brown Auditorium. Because tickets will be required for selected guests to gain admittance to Brown Auditorium, graduates still need to order tickets for up to seven selected guests.

Graduates will receive instructions on how to order those tickets when they pick up their cap and gown at Senior Fest! on Monday, May 8. Seniors unable to attend Senior Fest, can pick up their cap and gown in the registrar’s office after May 8, provided they do not have a financial hold on their account, they have completed the career services survey, and are verified to participate in commencement.



2023 Spring Academic Calendar

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Spring 2023

Jan 30 Mon


Jan 31 Tue

Final interterm grades due before noon

Feb 6 Mon

Last day to add a course

Feb 13 Mon

Last day to drop a course w/out a W and $50 fee

Feb 24 Fri

20th day

Feb 28 Tue

Assessment/Professional Development Day

Mar 3 Fri

End of first five weeks

Mar 7 Tue

Down grades due before noon

Mar 17 Fri


Mar 18-26 Sat-Sun

Spring Break

Mar 27 Mon


Mar 27-31 Mon-Fri

Advising Week—31 and Done!

Mar 28 Tue

Midterm grades due before noon

Apr 3 Mon

Last day to withdraw from a course without a grade

Apr 3-6 Mon-Th

Enrollment for upcoming and returning seniors

Apr 7 Fri

NO CLASSES: Good Friday

Apr 10–13 Mon-Th

Enrollment for upcoming juniors

Apr 14–19 Fri-Wed

Enrollment for upcoming sophomores

May 3 Wed

Awards Convocation, 12:00-12:50 p.m.

May 5 Fri

Preliminary senior grades due before noon

May 12 Fri

NO CLASSES: All Schools Day

May 15–17 Mon-Wed

Final exams for spring semester

May 18 Th

Final senior grades due by noon

May 18 Th

Make-up exam day (end of academic term)

May 20 Sat


May 23 Tue

Final spring grades due before noon