KU graduates, in mortarboards and gowns, at Commencement.


Paramedics and an ambulance will be available at Memorial Stadium beginning at 9 a.m. The medical aid station is at the southeast corner of the stadium, in the inner concourse at Section 23. Fire and medical units will also be in the stands on the east and west sides of the stadium and in the north bowl.

Complimentary souvenir books, which contain the names of summer and fall graduates as well as spring degree candidates, are available to guests at entrances to David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium while supplies last. 2023 graduates will receive a copy as they enter their seating area. Requests for printed books prepared with large print or Braille must be sent to commencement@ku.edu by mid-April. 

Diplomas for students on all KU campuses will be mailed and related fees waived until Sept. 1. Deliveries will take place mid-August. To receive a diploma within this timeframe, a graduate must complete the “Diploma Delivery Request” function within Enroll & Pay and ensure that the mailing address on file is up to date. 

Lawrence students who do not complete this step may retrieve their diplomas after Sept. 1 from the KU Visitors Center, 1502 Iowa St., or pay the fee to have their diplomas mailed. Note: Diplomas will not be provided for graduates with obligations, financial or otherwise, to the University of Kansas.

As set by the Kansas Board of Regents, the Commencement date for 2024 graduates will be May 12, 2024. Commencement dates for future years are listed on the Registrar's website.

Many academic units and student organizations hold recognition ceremonies in the month of May. Check KU’s official events calendar to find dates, times, and links for attendees. (Note that some virtual events will require registration and may involve password access.)

The University of Kansas YouTube page contains videos of many past Commencement events, both full ceremonies and highlights. Once the 2023 ceremony has concluded, the event will be uploaded to the channel for future viewing.