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Student Recognition Ceremony

students at graduationThe KU School of Health Professions Student Recognition Ceremony will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, 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 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 19 in Lawrence, Kansas. Students are encouraged to participate in both ceremonies.

Spring Grad Fair
10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27
Orr-Major room G005

This will be an opportunity for faculty and students to purchase regalia and order graduation announcements at the KU Store. Cap and gown portrait sessions will also be available. No appointment needed.

During the fair, faculty and staff can receive 25 percent off KU gear and gifts, and faculty can receive fine academic regalia consultations and package savings. Details and add to calendar

Instructions for Graduating Students

  1. 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.

  2. The updated seating chart will be posted here when available. Check to verify your name is on the seating chart PDF document icon if you're planning to attend. If your name is missing, please contact Christi Jones by email or 913-588-5275 (TTY 711).

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.

Downtown Kansas City, Kansas parking locations

Full parking map PDF document icon

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.

Announcement Orders

To place orders for personalized graduation announcements, call 800-433-0296 or visit Representatives will also be on campus at the Grad Fair on March 28.

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. There is no obligation to place an order for photo prints. GradImages can be contacted at 800-261-2576 or at

Last modified: Mar 19, 2019