Commencement Info

May 2019 Commencement for Howard Payne University
will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019


Friday, February 1 – Deadline to complete Graduation Application and Diploma, Cap and Gown order form. The form may be completed in GATEWAY, online or picked up in the Registrar’s Office.

Monday, May 6, through Friday, May 10 – Caps and Gowns may be picked up in the Registrar’s Office.

Friday, May 10 – The Chime Out ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. (The Office of Student Life will email information to May 2019 candidates for Graduation around the first of April.)

Saturday, May 11 – Commencement practice will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the Brownwood Coliseum. (Commencement instructions will be mailed to May 2019 candidates for graduation around the first of April.) The Commencement ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m.


Brownwood Coliseum
500 E. Baker
Brownwood, TX 76801


Do you have friends and family who will be unable to attend Chime Out and Commencement? They can watch both events online!

The events will be livestreamed at at the following dates and times:

Chime Out: Friday, May 10, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.
Commencement: Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.

Video will also be available for viewing at after the events conclude. Contact HPU’s Office of University Marketing and Communications at or 325-649-8187 with any questions.

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