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2020 School of Nursing Recognition and Hooding Ceremony and University of Kansas Commencement Events

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The School of Nursing Recognition and Hooding Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 12 noon, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. Graduating students are encouraged to register by April 15. The University of Kansas Commencement will be held Sunday, May 17, 2020, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence.

School of Nursing Recognition and Hooding Ceremony Graduating Student Instructions

Please find instructions for the day of the KU School of Nursing 2020 Recognition and Hooding Ceremony here. If you have questions, please contact the School of Nursing, Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at 913-588-1619.

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 academic program are available at the bookstore website.

A Grad Fair will be held Thursday, April 2, 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. If you are unable to attend the grad fair you may order graduation attire from the bookstore.

Announcement Orders

To place orders for personalized graduation announcements, call 800-854-7464 or visit the KU Bookstore's graduation page

Professional Photography

GradImages is the official photographer of the event. More details will be delivered to students through their student email accounts.

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.

View the parking map for Memorial Hall.

This Google map may be helpful to find directions to Memorial Hall


Accessibility information at the Kansas City Convention Center.

University of Kansas Commencement Event

The University of Kansas Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. Students are encouraged to participate in both the recognition and commencement ceremonies.

Last modified: Mar 31, 2020