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Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies

Graduates of the schools of Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing will be recognized at hooding and recognition ceremonies on May 11, 2024. The University of Kansas 2024 Commencement ceremony will take place in Lawrence on May 12.

University of Kansas Commencement

The University of Kansas Commencement 2024 ceremony will honor KU graduates at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2024, in Lawrence, Kansas. Commencement will be held at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

Visit the KU Commencement Website


2024 KU Medical Center Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies

Hooding and recognition ceremonies honoring graduates of the schools of Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2024. 

Additional details will be provided as soon as they become available. 

FAQ

Can friends and family members of students attend the ceremony?
Families and friends of graduating students are invited to attend in person, and the ceremonies will be live streamed for those that prefer to attend virtually. Tickets are not required for attendance.

How early can friends and family arrive?
Please refer to the “doors open” time listed in the ceremony details above.

If I’m unable to watch the ceremony, will there be a recording posted online to view later?
Yes, the ceremony recording will be available to watch on YouTube within a few days.

Where should I park?
View Parking Map for KU School of Health Professions Ceremony (pdf)
View Parking Map for KU School of Nursing Ceremony (pdf)
View Parking Map for KU School of Medicine Ceremony (pdf)

What accommodations are there for guests that have mobility issues or a physical disability?
There is ADA drop-off and parking available. There is very limited floor seating for guests with disabilities, so each person with a disability can be joined by just one additional guest. Additional family members will need to be seated elsewhere.

Will the live stream of the ceremonies be captioned?
Yes, the ceremony will have closed captioning for those viewing online.

Will there be an ASL interpreter at the ceremonies?
Yes, there will be an ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter at each ceremony. Please contact the recognition coordinator for your school to request seating near the interpreter.

I need an ADA accommodation that isn’t listed here. Who should I contact?
Please reach out to the recognition coordinator for your school, listed at the top of this page, no later than May 8.

Past Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies

University of Kansas Commencement

The University of Kansas Commencement ceremony honored KU graduates on Sunday, May 14, 2023, in Lawrence, Kansas.


2023 Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies

We are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of the KU Medical Center class of 2023! 

KU School of Health Professions Hooding and Recognition Ceremony

The KU School of Health Professions honored 2023 graduates at its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 13, at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. The celebration was attended by graduates, friends, families, faculty and others.

KU School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony

The KU School of Nursing honored 2023 graduates at its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 13, at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. The celebration was attended by graduates, friends, families, faculty and others.

KU School of Medicine Hooding and Recognition Ceremony

The KU School of Medicine honored 2023 graduates at its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 13, at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. The celebration was attended by graduates, friends, families, faculty and others.

KU School of Health Professions Recognition Ceremony

The KU School of Health Professions honored 2022 graduates at its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.

KU School of Nursing Hooding & Recognition Ceremony

The KU School of Nursing honored 2022 graduates at its Hooding & Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. 

KU School of Medicine Hooding & Recognition Ceremony

The KU School of Medicine honored 2022 graduates at its Hooding & Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. 

School of Health Professions

The KU School of Health Professions honored 2021 graduates at its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 15.

School of Medicine

The KU School of Medicine honored 2021 graduates at its Hooding & Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 15.

School of Nursing

The KU School of Nursing honored 2020 and 2021 graduates at its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 15.