Commencement 2022

Saturday, May 7 

The 2022 Commencement Ceremonies are for Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 graduates.  If you completed your degree requirements between Fall 2019 and Summer 2020 and did not participate in the ceremony due to social distancing concerns, you are still eligible to participate this year.

To participate in the 2022 Commencement ceremonies or to change a previous registration, please call the Office of the Registrar at 330-471-8128. Graduates will be provided with more detailed information by email in February.  A schedule of graduation events is provided below.

There are no physical tickets required to attend commencement, however, a suggested limit of 5 guests per graduate is strongly encouraged.  The commencement ceremonies will be available for everyone on Livestream.


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 2 | 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 22 | 5-6:30 p.m.
Location:  Hoover Courtyard
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 Emma's from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Community Worship Honoring Graduates

Wednesday, April 27 | 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

May 2-6 | 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 6 | 7 p.m.
Location:  Johnson Center, Worship Center
Student Check-in/Robing—6 p.m. in JC 105 and 107
Guest seating to begin at 6 p.m. 
Baccalaureate is a farewell service of worship for undergraduates in celebration of and thanksgiving for lives dedicated to learning and wisdom.  No tickets are required.  We ask each graduate to limit their invited guests to 5 to be sure that there is room for everyone.   Livestream access is available for the ceremony. 


Saturday May, 7 | 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
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)
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

The Office of Parent Relations has made arrangements with Cathy Cowgill Florists to deliver bouquets to the Johnson Center for you to present to your graduate. You may purchase flowers through our office until Friday, April 29.

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 7).

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.