Congratulations! You did it, #BearGrads. You’ve completed your course work, probably had too much coffee to get you through those late study nights, waited until 11:59 p.m. to turn in your last assignments, finished the university exit exam and had ramen noodles and chicken nuggets for the last four-plus years. It’s been a long journey to get here. The time has come to walk across the stage and share your accomplishments with your friends and family.
You’re joining a network of over 110,000 Bears who have walked this path before you. Missouri State alumni do bigger and better things after graduation, and you’re no different. Enjoy your last hoorah and know that Missouri State will always be your home.
Photos with the PSU Bear
Remember taking a picture of the PSU Bear when you first visited campus? Be sure to mark the graduation milestone with one more photo at this famous MSU landmark.
Visit the bear statue outside of Plaster Student Union to get your photo taken and receive a free commemorative print from the Alumni Association. Photos are available from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, May 18.
Share your #BearGrads experience
Celebrate your big day with all your friends and family in the spring 2018 commencement Facebook event. You can access links to the commencement website, live streaming and the Alumni Association Facebook page.
For those family members that can’t attend the ceremony in person, they can still be a part of your special day with the Missouri State commencement ceremony live stream. Each ceremony will have its own live stream on the day of commencement.
Post your #BearGrads photos online
Celebrate your accomplishment. Now is the time to brag about yourself and the great things you’ve done at MSU. Use the hashtag #BearGrads to share your photos with the MSU community and explore other people’s posts.
Once a Bear, always a Bear
MarooNation is the official Alumni Association of Missouri State University. We offer several ways you can stay connected with your alma mater:
- Register with our online community to receive email updates and attend dozens of networking events across the U.S.
- Get updates on fellow alumni including the Bears of Distinction awards banquet in June, plus nominate someone you know.
- You can also sign-up to join the alumni association council or apply for a position on the board of directors.
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates from MSU.
- Be sure to connect with fellow alumni in our LinkedIn group.
- Finally, we offer travel abroad trips with fellow Bears and volunteer opportunities such as hosting a Dinner with Eight Bears.
Let us help you take the next step
Remember, you have search options right here at the university. The Career Center is a good place to start building your resume, practice interviewing and applying for jobs. Begin your job search by registering for Job Tracks, where you can apply for jobs online.
Considering graduate school?
This can be a great way to learn additional skills and gain experience in competitive markets. Missouri State also has financing options such as graduate assistantships, which include paid tuition and a monthly stipend. Explore your future with the Missouri State Graduate College.