Student Recognition Ceremony

students at graduationThe KU School of Health Professions Student Recognition Ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. As a recognition ceremony, and not a graduation event, family and friends are close enough to see students, and this is an opportunity for individual acknowledgement of student accomplishments. There is no limit to the number of guests, and tickets are not required.

The University of Kansas Commencement will be the following day in Lawrence, Kan. Students are encouraged to participate in both ceremonies.

Instructions for graduating students

  1. Please update your information for the Student Recognition Ceremony.
  2. Please review the ceremony guide and instructions and bookmark or print it for later reference, if necessary. Please note that there is NO DRESS REHEARSAL. These instructions serve as the rehearsal and contain details you should know ahead of time and share with your families and friends.
  3. Starting in late April, check to verify your name is on the seating chart (at right) if you're planning to attend. If your name is missing, please call Moffett at 913-588-5275 immediately.

Cap and Gown Orders
All students and faculty who participate in this event wear a cap and gown. Students purchase theirs while faculty rent from the KU Medical Center bookstore.

Announcement Orders
To place orders for personalized graduation announcements, call 800-433-0296 or visit

Professional Photography

GradImages (logo)GradImages is the official photographer for this event and will capture group and individual images of graduates. To ensure picture samples are sent as soon as they are available, register at You may also provide email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in your accomplishment.

Proofs will be sent to your home and via email within three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. You’ll also receive $5 off your order of $25 or more. There is no obligation to place an order for photo prints.

Graduation Images can be contacted at 800-261-2576 or via email at

Need help? Please email Moffett or call 913-588-5275.

Last modified: Apr 21, 2016

seating chart

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Students and Faculty

Updated May 12, 2016

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