Student Recognition Ceremony

students at graduationThe KU School of Health Professions Recognition Ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014, 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

Please update your information for the Student Recognition Ceremony.

seating chart Acrobat Reader required (icon)

2014 Seating Chart for Students and Faculty

To be posted April, 2014.
Note: the seating chart changes often in the weeks leading up to the event, so please check back to make sure you have the most updated version.

Acrobat Reader required (icon)

2014 Ceremony Guide

To be posted April, 2014.

In April: Please check to verify your name is on the seating chart (at right) if you're planning to attend. If your name is missing, call Moffett at 913-588-5275 immediately.

Also, please check back in April to review the 2014 ceremony guide (at right) and 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 might wish to know ahead of time to share with your families and friends.

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. Check back here for ordering details in April.

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

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

Professional Photography
GradImages will be at this event to capture images of graduates. To ensure picture samples are sent as soon as they are available, register your email address at You’ll also receive $5 off your order of $25 or more. There is no obligation to place an order for photo prints.

Directions, Parking and Accommodations

The event will be held at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 600 N. 7th Street Trafficway in Kansas City, Kan. Parking lots are available in the area, including free on-street parking on weekends. See parking map PDF document. Please use the Memorial Hall Driveway just south of the building for handicapped/wheelchair access .Memorial Hall has wheelchair access, but does not have a supply of wheelchairs. If wheelchair accommodations are needed for a family member or friend, please bring a wheelchair to the ceremony Memorial Hall site information.

View Larger Map

GradImages is the official photographer for event. 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. Graduation Images can be contacted at 800‑261‑2576 or via email at

GradImages (logo)Registering your graduate with GradImages provides them with the information they need to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner.

Giving them an accurate mailing address and email address will allow them to get your proofs to you on the first try. You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in the accomplishment.

Last modified: Dec 03, 2013