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FHSU December Commencement Plans Underway

Fort Hays State University
Fort Hays State University

Fort Hays State University will recognize approximately 1,157 graduates during its fifth annual fall commencement ceremonies on Friday, December 15 (in person) and Saturday, December 16 (virtual).

  • Guests arriving for the second ceremony are encouraged to arrive no earlier than 10 AM. Arriving too early will result in guests having to park further away or face departing traffic from the first ceremony. Delaying arrival will also allow time for guests to depart from the first ceremony to clear the area in preparation for the second ceremony.
  • Graduates driving themselves are encouraged to arrive early, park on the main part of campus and walk or take the shuttles to GMC to ensure they avoid traffic congestion, get a parking spot and arrive on time for their ceremony. Shuttles will be available before and after both ceremonies, with the drop-off station at Gate 3.
  • Faculty and staff attending are also encouraged to park on the main part of campus and walk or take the shuttles to the ceremonies.
  • All guests are encouraged to carpool when possible. Fewer cars will ease traffic congestion and increase the amount of parking at GMC.
  • VIP parking is available on the west side of GMC, with accessible parking on the east side.

Students are asked to wear their regalia to GMC. Graduates may arrange to pick up their regalia before December 15 at the Victor E. Apparel and Gift Co. in the Memorial Union by emailing Regalia will also be available before Friday's ceremony at the Robbins Center (directly north of the GMC parking lot) from 7:30 to 11 AM.