Sunday, May 18, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Procession - "Walk down the Hill")
11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m. (Program)

Memorial Stadium

Welcome to the 142nd Commencement at the University of Kansas. At this most significant and joyous ceremony of the academic year, we recognize those who have completed undergraduate and graduate degrees and those whose achievements are worthy of honorary degrees. The event is steeped in centuries-old traditions and brightened by the exuberant joy of the new graduates as their procession moves through the Memorial Campanile, down “the Hill,” and into Memorial Stadium.

This comprehensive guide includes information about the Application for Degree, regalia rental, the procession, and parking and seating for guests, among other details.

*There is no registration needed for the Commencement ceremony, but recognition events for schools and departments may require tickets.





Countdown to
Important Dates

March 3: Deadline for undergraduate students to complete the Application for Graduation (AFG).
After the deadline, questions about AFG completion must be handled by the respective school/college due to privacy issues.
April 23: Deadline for graduate students to complete AFG
May 12-17: School and department recognition programs
May 18: Commencement
October 21 - 22: Grad Fair at the Kansas Union for December graduates

Future Commencements:
May 17, 2015
May 15, 2016
May 14, 2017
May 13, 2018
May 19, 2019

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