University of Kansas graduates cheer at the commencement ceremony

Commencement at the University of Kansas

The University of Kansas holds one university-wide Commencement ceremony each year and several school-level recognition events throughout the year.

Commencement 2024
Sunday, May 12
10:30 a.m.
David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium

Important notice about 2024 Commencement

Commencement will be held at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Seating and amenities will be reduced due to ongoing construction at the stadium, and we encourage participants to limit attendance to six guests per graduate to keep the event comfortable for everyone. Family and friends who prefer not to enter the stadium can watch the ceremony via livestream at the Kansas Memorial Union or the Jayhawk Welcome Center, or from their personal devices here on this website.


Ensure that you’re eligible, purchase regalia, and know what to expect on Commencement day.
University of Kansas graduates stand with arms around one another.


Enjoy a successful celebration with a little advanced planning and an understanding of attendee accommodations and expectations.
Crowds of guests observe as University of Kansas graduates walk down the hill during graduation.

Commencement Q&A

Do you have questions about stadium construction, accessibility, or other event details? We’ve got the answers.
The top of a graduate's mortarboard cap is decorated with the words "Rock Chalk" in crimson and blue.
Preview ceremony traditions and the schedule of events ahead of Commencement.