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. Check out the 2023 Commencement Day video above to see graduates walk down the Hill and more.

Commencement 2024
Sunday, May 12


Ensure that you’re eligible, 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.