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Graduation Events & Activities

Join us in celebrating the success of our students!

female graduate holding school's banner at graduation

The School of Health Professions annual student recognition ceremony will be held Saturday, May 11, 2024.

The University of Kansas 2024 Commencement is planned for 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2024, on the main campus in Lawrence, Kansas. Please visit for more information.

For information about KU Medical Center graduation events, including answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the KU Medical Center recognition ceremonies information page.

2023 School of Health Professions Student Recognition Ceremony

The University of Kansas Medical Center hosted recognition ceremonies for graduates of the schools of Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing on Saturday, May 13, 2023. The University of Kansas Commencement ceremony was held in Lawrence, Kansas, on Sunday, May 14, 2023.

We are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of the School of Health Professions Class of 2023! See photos from the event.

Watch this year's student recognition ceremony here!

Students and faculty: for important messages and instructions about this year's event, please request to join the school's MS Teams site for graduation.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

KU Medical Center Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
600 North 7th Street Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas

2023 University of Kansas Commencement

The 2023 University of Kansas Commencement ceremony took take place Sunday, May 14, in Lawrence, Kansas, and included the KU tradition of walking down the hill and into KU's David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium for remarks by Chancellor Girod and other special guests.

group on stage celebrating graduation

"Send off from Dean Akinwuntan"

Dean Akinwuntan hosted a pre-commencement reception on floor 6 of the KU Memorial Union, in the Kansas Room, on May 14, 2023.

For questions about the school's graduation events, please contact the Office of the Dean at or 913-588-5235 (711 TTY).

The historic Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall is located at 600 North 7th Street Trafficway in Kansas City, Kansas. Drop-offs may be made along the north side of Memorial Hall, off Barnett Ave.

Memorial Hall has a surface lot on the west side (behind) the building on Barnett Ave. This lot is the primary parking location for individuals needing special accommodations.

  • Students: please park in Lot C.
  • Guests: please park in Lots C, E and 3.
  • Faculty and VIP: please park in Lot 1 (behind Memorial Hall).

parking map

Thank you to all for your support of our students during this year's graduation week events! Information for students graduating in May 2024 will be posted here when available.

These events are by invitation only and with limited capacity. Some may be available online via livestream. For more information about them, please contact the department directly.

Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Farewell Reception for Class of 2023
Friday, May 12, 2023 at 12 p.m.

Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

Dietetics and Nutrition Graduation Luncheon
Monday, May 1, 2023

Department of Health Information Management

Class of 2023 Awards and Recognition Ceremony
Friday, May 12, 2023 at 11 a.m.

Department of Hearing and Speech

Doctor of Audiology White Coat Ceremony
Friday, May 12, 2023 at 3 p.m.

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders and Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorder's Graduation Recognition Ceremony
Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 1 p.m. See details

Department of Nurse Anesthesia Education

Class of 2023 White Coat Ceremony
Friday, May 12, 2023 at 4 p.m.

Department of Occupational Therapy Education

Recognition Ceremony
Friday, May 12, 2022 at 9 a.m.

Department of Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training

Athletic Training Recognition Ceremony
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Pinning and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Department of Respiratory Care and Diagnostic Science

Recognition Ceremony and Reception
Friday, May 12, 2022 at 11 a.m.

KU School of Health Professions

KU School of Health Professions
KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Mailstop 2007
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5235 • 711 TTY