Commencement Information

Spring Commencement has been rescheduled

Howard Payne University announced the Commencement ceremony for May and August 2020 graduates has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 22, at 10 a.m. in the Brownwood Coliseum. Chime Out will be held on Friday, August 21, at 7 p.m. at the Wilson Walkway, in front of Mims Auditorium. 

Click here or below to view the announcement. 

Important Dates

Monday, May 4, through Friday, May 8– Caps and Gowns may be picked up in the Registrar’s Office.

Friday, May 8– The Chime Out ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. (The Office of Student Life will email information to May 2020 candidates for Graduation in April.)

Saturday, May 9 – Commencement practice will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. at Brownwood Coliseum.  (Commencement instructions will be mailed to May 2020 candidates for graduation around the first of April.) The Commencement ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Commencement Location

Brownwood Coliseum
500 E Baker
Brownwood, TX 76801

Livestreaming of Chime Out and Commencement

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, August 21, 2020, at 7 p.m.
Commencement: Saturday, August 22, 2020, 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.