FAQ


KU graduates, in mortarboards and gowns, at Commencement.

General

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 programs, 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. 2021 graduates will receive a copy as they enter their seating area. Requests for printed programs prepared with large print or Braille must be sent to commencement@ku.edu by mid-April. 

For 2021, 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.

The next Commencement date, as set by the Kansas Board of Regents, is May 15, 2022. 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 both weekends have concluded, May events for 2020 and 2021 graduates will be uploaded to this channel for future viewing.