Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


Recognition Ceremony

Lois Perkins Chapel
Saturday, December 16, 2017
2 p.m.

The Recognition Ceremony is a special event held each December in the Lois Perkins Chapel to recognize the accomplishments of our December candidates for graduation.  Parents, faculty, staff and friends are welcome to attend this campus-wide celebration of student accomplishments.  Following the Ceremony, a reception will be held in Bishops Lounge in the Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center. 

All December graduates are expected to participate in  Commencement Convocation on May 12, 2018.  Degrees will be conferred at this time.


What time should I arrive at the Chapel?   

All graduating seniors should arrive at the Lois Perkins Chapel no later than 1:45 p.m. on Saturday.  You will be required to check in upon arrival.

Are tickets required?   

Tickets are not required. You are free to invite as many guests as you wish.

What should I wear to the December Recognition Ceremony? 

Business attire is appropriate. Regalia will not be worn during the December Recognition Ceremony.

Can I order announcements for the December Recognition Ceremony? 

Yes. Announcements can be ordered through the Josten’s website. 

Will photographs be available for purchase? 

No, but guests may feel free to take photos of graduates. 


Visit our “Where to Stay” page for information on local hotels and discounts available to the Southwestern community. Download a campus map here.

If you have additional questions, contact Xan Koonce.