Commencement Flag Ceremony

The Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs office coordinates a special international event during our annual Commencement ceremony in May. Students from around the world may apply to represent their home country in our Flag Procession during the main ceremony at Commencement.

Students who are interested in carrying the flag of their home country during our Commencement ceremony are asked to complete a brief application online at:

Flag Ceremony Application Form

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2019 — Friday, April 12th. Details on the upcoming ceremony are available on the Commencement website at, or please contact the MCISA Assistant Director Bethany Keller at for more information.


Please note: In the case where more than one student from the same country is interested in carrying the flag, the MCISA assistant director and a selection committee will review each student’s resume or CV highlighting their Grade Point Average and all campus involvements to select a flag bearer.


The MCISA does not select flag bearers for the US flag, the Missouri State flag, or the Webster University flag. Those flag bearers are selected by the Dean of Students in recognition of outstanding leadership on campus.

Students who are selected for this honor will receive notification from the MCISA in late April. Students must be available to participate in a rehearsal on the Friday prior to Commencement.


In early February, students who plan to participate in Commencement can find a full array of information online at: Be sure to RSVP and submit your Petition to Graduate Form if you are planning to attend.

Percy Mutekanga. Ugandan Flag