M.D. Hooding and Awards Ceremony

The Hooding and Awards Ceremony for doctor of medicine candidates will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. There is no limit to the number of guests students may invite, and tickets are not required. Doors open at 3 p.m.

Cap and gown orders

Students and faculty wear graduation attire to the Hooding Ceremony. Students need to order their graduation attire from the KU Bookstore by April 7.

Announcement orders

To place orders to personalized graduation announcements, call 1-800-433-0296 or visit CB Graduation Announcements.

Professional photographs

Lifetouch is the official photographer of the event. To ensure samples are sent promptly, students may register their email addresses at the Lifetouch website.


DVDs of the Hooding and Awards Ceremony will be available for $25. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Monday, May 19. Please send your request for a DVD to Lauren Parker at lparker2@kumc.edu. In the email, include your name, phone number and mailing address. Please bring your payment of cash or check to Lauren Parker in the Office of Student Affairs, 3040 Murphy. If your payment is not received by 5 p.m. Monday, May 19, your order will not be filled. Contact Lauren with any questions at 913-588-5261.

Directions, Parking and Accommodations

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall is located at 600 N. 7th Street Trafficway in downtown Kansas City, Kansas (map). Street parking in downtown Kansas City is free on Saturday. A limited amount of free parking is also available in Lot E and Lot 3 (map), which are owned and operated by the city.

The driveway on the south side of Memorial Hall offers wheelchair access.


The University of Kansas Commencement will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. Students are encouraged to participate in both the hooding and commencement ceremonies.

Last modified: May 10, 2014
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Contact Us

Lauren Parker
Office of Student Affairs
(913) 588-5261