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 complete degree requirements during the Summer or Fall semester are invited to celebrate at the Fall Recognition Ceremony. The ceremony honors graduates from all KU School of Education programs for all degrees.
Spring Semester Graduates (May)
KU School of Education students who complete degree requirements during the academic year are invited to celebrate at the School of Education Convocation. This ceremony differs from Commencement at KU in that each student who participates is recognized individually. Students will walk across the stage area and be congratulated by the Dean as their names are called. All graduates from all School of Education programs and all degrees are honored at Convocation.
Please note: Summer graduates may participate in Convocation, whether they have completed their program in the previous summer or plan to complete in the summer after the ceremony.
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.