Commencement 2024


Saturday, May 4 

To participate in the 2024 Commencement ceremonies or to change a previous registration, please call the Office of the Registrar at 330-471-8128.  A schedule of graduation events is provided below.

Tickets will be required to attend the 10 a.m. commencement service with a limited number of guest tickets per graduate to attend the service.  Limited overflow seating in the JC Dining Room is available for guests that do not have tickets.  The commencement services will be available for everyone on Livestream.  A ticket code will be sent by email to reserve guest tickets for each graduate in the spring semester.  Tickets cannot be reserved the day of commencement before the ceremony. Anyone without a ticket for the 10 a.m. service will be seated in the overflow seating. There is no charge to reserve your tickets online.  No tickets are required for the 2 p.m. commencement service for the graduate degrees.  


Malone University
Johnson Center
2600 Cleveland Avenue, N.W.
Canton, OH 44709


10 a.m. - Undergraduate, Degree Completion, and Associate of Arts to report at 8:30 a.m.
2 p.m. - Graduate Programs are to report at 12:45 p.m.

Schedule of Events

(Times and locations are subject to change)

Senior Recognition Banquet

Saturday, April 20 | 6 p.m.
Location:  Johnson Center, Dining Room

(By Invitation Only) This banquet is hosted by the Provost Office for recognition of outstanding seniors in each major and honor program students.  Individuals being recognized will be notified by mail.  Reservations required.  

Senior Celebration

"Food Trucks & Senior Sweeps"
Friday, April 19 | 5-6:30 p.m.
Location:  Johnson Center Lobby
Food trucks (free for graduating seniors), giveaways, yard games, photo area, and more.  Information will be emailed to all graduates.  Cap and gown can be picked up that day from  9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the JC lobby.

Community Worship Honoring Graduates

Wednesday, April 24 | 10:05-10:45 a.m.
Location: Johnson Center, Worship Center
All full-time traditional undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to participate. Academic attire is NOT required.

Cap and Gown Pick-up

April 29-May 3 | 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Location:  Johnson Center, Alumni Office 
Call 330-471-8454 with any questions.
An exit interview is REQUIRED prior to picking up your cap and gown. Please complete the exit interview here.


Friday, May 3 | 4 p.m.
Location:  Johnson Center, Worship Center
Student Check-in/Robing—3 p.m. in JC 105 and 107
Guest seating to begin at 3 p.m. 
Baccalaureate is a farewell service of worship for graduates (undergraduate and graduate programs) in celebration of and thanksgiving for lives dedicated to learning and wisdom.  No tickets are required.  All Malone faculty, staff, and students are welcomed to attend this service as well as family members.   Livestream access is available for the ceremony. 


Saturday May, 4 | 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
(Tickets required for 10 a.m. service)
Location: Johnson Center, Worship Center
Student Check-in/Robing—
8:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. in JC 105 and 107
Guest Seating to begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Please enter from the Cleveland Avenue entrances.  All other campus entrances will be closed for the services.
Commencement Ceremonies—
10:00 a.m. (Undergraduate, Degree 
       Completion, and Associate of Arts) *Tickets Required*
2 p.m. (Graduate Programs)
All graduates will be recognized during the Commencement ceremonies.  Graduate Hooding will be included in the 2 p.m. service.
Academic attire REQUIRED, smart business casual is recommended. 

Graduation Bouquets

Flower orders should be picked up prior to the ceremony in the lobby of the Johnson Center.

Professional Photography for Commencement

Pre-register for your commencement ceremony photos! GradImages is proud to be your official graduation photographer. Receive a coupon for 20% off your entire order when you pre-register before graduation day (May 6).

Accommodations for out-of-town guests

Looking for hotels, restaurants for your stay in Canton? We have local partnerships with area establishments. 

Alumni Exit Survey Forms

Graduates, thank you for taking just a few minutes to fill out these quick forms. The Information is required by outside agencies and accrediting authorities for reporting purposes.