Updated May 4, 2018
Student Recognition Ceremony
The KU School of Health Professions Student Recognition Ceremony will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.
As a recognition ceremony, and not a graduation event, family and friends are close enough at this one-hour event to actually 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 Sunday, May 13 in Lawrence, Kansas. Students are encouraged to participate in both ceremonies.
Instructions for graduating students
Prior to the event, please read the ceremony guide and instructions for students. Bookmark the page and/or print it for later reference, if necessary. Please note 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.
Directions, Parking and Accommodations
This year's event will be held at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. The historic building is located at 600 N. 7th Street Trafficway in Kansas City, Kansas.
Dropoffs should be made from the Memorial Hall driveway just south of the building. Ramps are available from the driveway and into the building. Public parking is not allowed in this area.
This Google map may be helpful to find directions to Memorial Hall:
Cap and Gown Orders
All students and faculty who participate in this event wear a cap and gown. Students purchase theirs from the KU Bookstore at KU Medical Center, on level G of Orr-Major Building. Tassel and hood colors for each program are available at the bookstore website, too.
A Grad Fair will be held Wednesday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the bookstore. Sales representatives will be present to assist with regalia and to answer questions. Orders may also be placed by calling 913-588-2548.
To place orders for personalized graduation announcements, call 800-433-0296 or visit www.cbgrad.com. Representatives will also be on campus at the Grad Fair on March 28.
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 gradimages.com. 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. There is no obligation to place an order for photo prints. GradImages can be contacted at 800-261-2576 or at www.gradimages.com.