Preparing Educators as Leaders

School of Education Virtual Convocation

Undergraduate Students (Certificates & Bachelor's Degrees)

Graduate Students (Master's & Doctoral Degrees)

Note: the videos will also be posted to the School of Education's YouTube account for access at any point in the future. Explore the School's YouTube account here. 

Convocation Program

Whether students participate in the Virtual Convocation Ceremony Video or not, each graduating student's name will be included in the formal convocation program. Printed copies will not be made available. However, graduating students, families, and friends are able to view and/or print a copy for their own keeping. Access a pdf copy of the convocation program here.

Social Media Engagement

If you haven't done so already, follow the School on social media to join and cultivate a virtual celebration: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram. Tag the School or use the hashtag #KUSOEGraduation in your posts to join us. 


Information regarding KU commencement, originally scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2020, can be found at


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Due to COVID-19, the campus-based convocation ceremony has been cancelled. For updates on how the University is monitoring and responding to COVID-19, please visit

Questions about convocation?

Paula Naughtin
Convocation Coordinator
KU School of Education

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