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

Commencement at the University of Kansas

The University of Kansas holds one Commencement ceremony each year and several recognition events throughout the year.

Commencement 2023
10:30 a.m.
Sunday, May 14
David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium


Ensure that you’re eligible and registered, purchase regalia, 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.
Preview ceremony traditions and the schedule of events ahead of Commencement.