Student in regalia and a mortarboard reading "ROCK CHALK".

Commencement at the University of Kansas

Events honoring KU graduates will take place May 16 for the Class of 2021 and May 23 for the Class of 2020. Registration for in-person participation closed April 4, but all are welcome to attend virtually via our free livestream, which can be found on this page the day of each event.

Select seats for guests

Seat selection is now open.
Tickets will be required of all Commencement attendees.
Learn more

Important dates

March 22
Student registration opens
April 4
Student registration closes
April 14
Guest seat selection begins
May 3
Guest seat selection ends


Ensure that you're eligible and registered, purchase regalia, assist guests with tickets, and know what to expect on Commencement Day.
Graduate smiles at the camera as she holds the tassel on her mortarboard.


Enjoy a successful celebration with a little advanced planning and an understanding of attendee accommodations and expectations.
A graduate is surrounded by supporters holding hands.