We recognize you today and every day.
Let us help you to celebrate your success at KU. At this most significant and joyous ceremony of the academic year, we recognize those who have completed undergraduate and graduate degrees and those whose achievements are worthy of honorary degrees. Commencement is steeped in centuries-old traditions and brightened by the exuberant joy of the new graduates as their procession moves through the Memorial Campanile, down “the Hill,” and into Memorial Stadium.
Commencement is the all-university graduation ceremony. No tickets are required. The ceremony is also simulcast at Woodruff Auditorium for those whom the physical conditions at Memorial Stadium would be a barrier to their attendance.
Fall Semester Graduates (December)
KU School of Education students who intend to celebrate their degree completion during the Fall semester are invited to participate in the Fall Recognition Ceremony. This ceremony differs from commencement at KU in that it honors graduates from all KU School of Education programs at all levels.
Spring Semester Graduates (May)
KU School of Education students who intend to celebrate their degree completion during the Spring semester are invited to participate in the Convocation. This ceremony differs from commencement at KU in that it honors graduates from all KU School of Education programs at all levels.
Both the Fall Recognition Ceremony as well as the Spring Convocation are formal events and participants should arrive dressed in regalia. Doctoral and Master's recipients will wear their hoods at these events. There are no limits on the number of guests you are allowed to have, nor any tickets required to attend.