Commencement Information

Commencement Information

Commencement for all students graduating in August 2021, December 2021 and May 2022 will be held May 7, 2022.

2021 Commencement Ceremony Information

Howard Payne University will hold two Commencement ceremonies, divided by major, for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 graduates at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, in Mims Auditorium. Receptions in the Davidson Music Complex and the Jackson Room of the Faith and Life Leadership Center will follow both ceremonies.

Chime Out will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 7, in Mims Auditorium. See below for more information. 

Commencement Ceremony, 10 a.m.

School of Business

School of Christian Studies

School of Education

Commencement Ceremony, 3 p.m.

School of Humanities

School of Music and Fine Arts

School of Nursing

School of Science and Mathematics 

Important Dates

Monday, May 3, through Friday, May 7 – Caps and Gowns may be picked up in the Registrar’s Office.

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

Saturday, May 8 – Two Commencement ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Commencement and Chime Out Location

L.J. Mims Auditorium

Located on the HPU campus at the corner of Austin and Center Avenues.

Brownwood, TX 76801

Contact the Office of the Registrar at (325) 649-8011 or for more information. 

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, May 7, 2021, at 7 p.m.
Commencement: Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Contact HPU’s Office of University Marketing and Communications at or 325-649-8187 with any questions.