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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.


KU School of Education & Human Sciences 2023 Convocation

2024 Fall Recognition Ceremony

School of Education and Human Sciences students who complete degree requirements during the summer or fall semester are invited to be recognized individually in the fall recognition ceremony, held in December each year. The ceremony honors bachelor's, master's, and doctoral graduates from all programs for all degrees. More information about the 2024 Fall Recognition Ceremony will be available in the coming months.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you or a guest require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact the School of Education & Human Sciences at soehsconvocation@ku.edu.

2024 Convocation Ceremony

The School of Education and Human Sciences will hold its Spring Convocation Ceremony at the Lied Center on Friday, May 10, 2024. Undergraduate and graduate students will be recognized in two separate ceremonies:

  • Bachelor’s degree candidates: 8:30 a.m.
  • Master’s and doctoral degree candidates: 10:30 a.m.

School of Education and Human Sciences students who will complete or have completed degree requirements during the summer 2023, fall 2023, spring 2024 or summer 2024 semester(s) are invited to be recognized individually and celebrate at the spring convocation. Summer graduates may participate in convocation if a program is completed the previous OR following summer semester. The ceremony honors bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral graduates from all programs for all degrees. This is a separate event from the university-wide KU Commencement.

Students must register with their KU online ID to participate. The registration form will be available in March.

2024 Fall Recognition Ceremony

School of Education and Human Sciences students who complete degree requirements during the summer or fall semester are invited to be recognized individually in the fall recognition ceremony, held in December each year. The ceremony honors bachelor's, master's, and doctoral graduates from all programs for all degrees. More information about the 2024 Fall Recognition Ceremony will be available in the coming months.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you or a guest require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact the School of Education & Human Sciences at soehsconvocation@ku.edu.

2024 Convocation Ceremony

The School of Education and Human Sciences will hold its Spring Convocation Ceremony at the Lied Center on Friday, May 10, 2024. Undergraduate and graduate students will be recognized in two separate ceremonies:

  • Bachelor’s degree candidates: 8:30 a.m.
  • Master’s and doctoral degree candidates: 10:30 a.m.

School of Education and Human Sciences students who will complete or have completed degree requirements during the summer 2023, fall 2023, spring 2024 or summer 2024 semester(s) are invited to be recognized individually and celebrate at the spring convocation. Summer graduates may participate in convocation if a program is completed the previous OR following summer semester. The ceremony honors bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral graduates from all programs for all degrees. This is a separate event from the university-wide KU Commencement.

Students must register with their KU online ID to participate. The registration form will be available in March.



Application & Registration

  1. Register to participate in the ceremony; and
  2. Apply for graduation through the Office of the University Registrar.
  3. Review the checklist
  4. Complete the First Destination survey

To participate, students must:

Register online

The SOEHS registration form is available during fall and spring ceremony seasons.

Apply for graduation

Complete the Application for Graduation for the intended semester of degree completion.

Review the checklist

Undergraduate students should review the checklist to ensure they’re on track for graduation.

First Destination survey

What are your plans after graduation? Let us know by completing the First Destination survey.

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

Day of Ceremony Information


Guest Tickets

  • Guests will need tickets to attend the 2024 Spring Convocation Ceremony. More information about tickets will be available in the coming months.
  • At this time, no tickets are required for guests attending the Fall Recognition Ceremony.

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. Graduation regalia can be purchased from the KU Bookstore.

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

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