2017 School of Nursing Recognition and University of Kansas Commencement Events

The School of Nursing Recognition ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 11:30 a.m., at Kansas City Music Hall in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The University of Kansas Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 14, 2017, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence.

SCHOOL OF NURSING RECOGNITION CEREMONY

Registration

Please register for the School of Nursing Recognition Ceremony to ensure your information is correctly included in the event program.

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, 2017.

Announcement orders

The University of Kansas Bookstore on the Lawrence campus is partnering with Jostens for this year's announcements. This website will be updated as soon as ordering information is available. We expect this to occur no later than March 31, 2017.

Professional photographs

GradImages is the official photographer of the event. More details to come.

Directions, Parking and Accommodations

Address: Kansas City Convention Center - Kansas City Music Hall
301 W 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

From Lenexa and Overland Park, Kansas Take I-35 north to downtown KC/Broadway exit. Turn left (north) on Broadway Boulevard and follow Broadway Boulevard northbound to 12th Street. Turn right on 12th Street and follow 12th Street eastbound to Wyandotte Street (approximately 2 blocks). Turn right on Wyandotte Street and the entrance to the Barney Allis Plaza Parking Garage is on the immediate right before the intersection of 13th and Wyandotte Street.

From North Kansas City Take I-29 south over the Broadway Bridge. Continue south on Broadway Boulevard to 12th Street. Turn left (east) onto 12th Street and follow 12th Street eastbound to Wyandotte Street (approximately 2 blocks). Turn right on Wyandotte Street and the entrance to the Barney Allis Plaza Parking Garage is on the immediate right before the intersection of 13th and Wyandotte Street.

From Kansas City, Kansas Take I-70 east to Broadway Boulevard exit. Turn right (south) onto Broadway Boulevard. Proceed to 12th Street, turn left and follow 12th Street eastbound to Wyandotte Street. (approximately 2 blocks). Turn right on Wyandotte Street. The Barney Allis Parking Garage is located before the intersection of 13th and Wyandotte Street.

From the Country Club Plaza Go north on Main Street to 13th Street. Turn left (west) on 13th Street and drive approximately 2 blocks to Wyandotte Street. Turn right on Wyandotte Street. The parking garage will be on the immediate left side of the street before the intersection of 12th and Wyandotte Street.

Parking

The Kansas City Convention Center does not have parking at the facility. However, with plenty of parking in the area, the primary parking garage is the Auditorium Plaza Parking Garage, also known as the Barney Allis Plaza Parking Garage. The parking garage is located between 12th & 13th Streets, and between Central & Wyandotte Streets. It is south of the Marriott Hotel and north of the historic Municipal Auditorium. The garage generally services all of the Convention Center facilities including the Municipal Arena, Music Hall, Grand Ballroom, Little Theatre, Conference Center, and Bartle Hall. A convenient underground tunnel exists into the Convention Center from inside the Auditorium Plaza Garage. Look for and follow signage.

For specific questions about parking rates, please call Towne Park at (816) 701 6441.

Accessibility

Learn more here.

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS COMMENCEMENT EVENT

Graduate Studies Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

The Ph.D. Doctoral Hooding Ceremony is on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center in Lawrence. Registration is mandatory.

Commencement

The University of Kansas Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. Students are encouraged to participate in both the recognition and commencement ceremonies.

Last modified: May 12, 2017
Directions

Click here for directions to the Music Hall in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

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