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Information for Graduating Students

Graduates from the School of Education and Human Sciences move on to serve the world in various capacities. Our graduates have taken teaching, leadership, and human science positions. Others have found themselves in research-focused or university-level faculty positions. Whichever path you choose to take, we know that you will leave KU better prepared to shape the world. Thank you for being a part of our legacy.

Let us help you to celebrate your success at KU

At this most significant and joyous ceremony of the academic year, we recognize those who have completed undergraduate and graduate degrees and those whose achievements are worthy of honorary degrees.


2020 Virtual Fall Recognition Ceremony

Due to COVID-19, the in-person 2020 Fall Recognition Ceremony was cancelled. Graduates are encouraged to participate in future celebrations.

School of Education and Human Sciences students who complete degree requirements during the summer or fall semester are invited to be recognized individually in a Virtual Fall Recognition Ceremony Video. The ceremony video honors graduates from all programs for all degrees.

View the 2020 Fall Recognition Ceremony Video here.

2021 Virtual Convocation Ceremony Video

Due to COVID-19, the in-person 2021 Spring Convocation Ceremony has been cancelled. The School will recognize spring 2021 graduates with a Virtual Convocation Ceremony video.

The Virtual Convocation Ceremony video will be made available on this web site page at 10:00 a.m. (CST) on Saturday, May 15, 2021. 

School of Education and Human Sciences students who complete degree requirements during the prior academic year are invited to be recognized individually and celebrate at the spring convocation. The ceremony honors graduates from all programs for all degrees.

Note: summer graduates may participate in convocation if a program is completed the previous OR following summer semester. Due to the cancellation of previous ceremonies, graduates from prior semesters are welcome to register to be included.

Students must register with their KU online ID to participate. The deadline to be included in the Spring 2021 Virtual Convocation Ceremony video was April 10, 2021. 

View the virtual convocation ceremony program here (coming soon).

2020 Virtual Fall Recognition Ceremony

Due to COVID-19, the in-person 2020 Fall Recognition Ceremony was cancelled. Graduates are encouraged to participate in future celebrations.

School of Education and Human Sciences students who complete degree requirements during the summer or fall semester are invited to be recognized individually in a Virtual Fall Recognition Ceremony Video. The ceremony video honors graduates from all programs for all degrees.

View the 2020 Fall Recognition Ceremony Video here.

2021 Virtual Convocation Ceremony Video

Due to COVID-19, the in-person 2021 Spring Convocation Ceremony has been cancelled. The School will recognize spring 2021 graduates with a Virtual Convocation Ceremony video.

The Virtual Convocation Ceremony video will be made available on this web site page at 10:00 a.m. (CST) on Saturday, May 15, 2021. 

School of Education and Human Sciences students who complete degree requirements during the prior academic year are invited to be recognized individually and celebrate at the spring convocation. The ceremony honors graduates from all programs for all degrees.

Note: summer graduates may participate in convocation if a program is completed the previous OR following summer semester. Due to the cancellation of previous ceremonies, graduates from prior semesters are welcome to register to be included.

Students must register with their KU online ID to participate. The deadline to be included in the Spring 2021 Virtual Convocation Ceremony video was April 10, 2021. 

View the virtual convocation ceremony program here (coming soon).



Registration


To participate, students must: 

  1. Register to participate in the ceremony video (registration for Spring 2021 is now closed); and
  2. Apply for graduation through the Office of the University Registrar.

Note: Applying for a degree does not register a graduate to participate in a ceremony video. 


Graduates in Memorial Stadium
Graduates walking through the campenille
Graduates tossing their caps in the air

Day of Ceremony Information


Guest Tickets

  • There is no limit on the number of guests and no tickets are required

Wardrobe

  • Both ceremonies are formal events and graduates should arrive dressed in regalia (caps, gowns) and enter in a formal procession. Creative additions to regalia are not appropriate. Doctoral and master's degree recipients should also wear hoods. 

Designated Seating

  • Graduates will have a designated seating area and will be grouped by degree and department. Graduates will cross the stage and be individually recognized.

Photographs

  • A professional photographer will take photographs and will email proofs of the photos, which then are available for purchase if desired. Guests are not able to get close to the stage during the ceremony to take photographs

Arrival Time

  • Graduates should arrive 30 minutes prior to the ceremony; check in and pick-up name card. Guests should arrive no earlier than 45 minutes prior to the ceremony.

Special Accommodations

  • Please let us know if graduates or guests require special assistance (ex: accessible seating, sign language interpreter, wheelchair seating, trouble with stairs, etc.) during the registration process