Kansas Union

Complimentary coffee, tea, and juice will be available in the Kansas Union lobby on Level 4 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Commencement day.

Note: In the event of inclement weather and delay of activities, the Kansas Union will be open.

  • The Hawk Shop convenience store on Level 4 will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The Roasterie Coffee Shop on Level 4 will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The Market Food Court on Level 3 will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • The KU Bookstore and Jayhawk Ink, Level 2, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for those who need to pick up regalia, sunblock, hats, sunglasses, ponchos, umbrellas, over-the-counter medications, or last-minute gifts.

Restrooms are available in the Kansas Union and Memorial Stadium

DeBruce Center

Home of the Rules of Basketball
Courtside Café, Roasterie Coffee and Rules Gift Shop available

Commencement weekend Debruce Center Hours:

Friday, May 12th:  
Building: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Roasterie Coffee: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Courtside Café: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rules Gift Shop: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 13th: 
Building: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Roasterie Coffee: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Courtside Café: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Rules Gift Shop: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, May 14th:
Building: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Roasterie Coffee: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Courtside Café: Closed
Rules Gift Shop: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

DeBruce Center website

Commencement Flowers

Commencement Flowers is the official provider of flowers on campus Commencement weekend. Availability at major recognition event venues Friday and Saturday, and Memorial Stadium and Kansas Union on Sunday.

Commencement Flowers website

Countdown to
Future Commencement Dates

Commencement dates are set by the Kansas Board of Regents

May 13, 2018*
May 19, 2019
May 17, 2020
May 16, 2021
May 15, 2022

*Mother's Day

Events Calendar

Tweets

Resources

Bus Map
Commencement Program 2017

Contacts
Accessibility Resources
Students
Academic Achievement & Access Center:
achieve@ku.edu
785-864-2620

Visitors and guests
Institutional Opportunity & Access:
IOA@ku.edu
785-864-6414

KU Alumni Association
kualumni@kualumni.org
785-864-4760

KU Bookstore / Edwards Campus
jayhawks@ku.edu
913-897-8580

KU Bookstore / Lawrence Campus
jayhawks@ku.edu
785-864-4640

KU Bookstore / Medical Center
913-588-2548

KU Endowment
Class Gift
785-832-7420

KU Info
kuinfo@ku.edu
785-864-3506

KU News & Media Relations
kunews@ku.edu
785-864-8858

School of Medicine-Wichita
Academic & Student Affairs
316-293-2603

Public Affairs
kupublicaffairs@ku.edu
785-864-3131

University Registrar
registrar@ku.edu
785-864-4423

Directions
Flowers
Grad Images
Hotels
Parking
Stadium Procession Map