2023 Graduation


Department of Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics Graduation Reception honors graduating undergraduates, master's and doctoral students. 

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: Burge Union, 1565 Irving Hill Road, Lawrence, KS 66045

Questions: 785-864-3450 or linguistics@ku.edu

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduation Information

Master's Hooding Ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Lied Center

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Date:  Saturday, May 13, 2023
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lied Center

University of Kansas Commencement Ceremony

Date:  Sunday, May 14, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium

Faculty Hooder

You must contact the faculty member you wish to perform your hooding to verify they are available.

Regalia Rental

Regalia is required for participation in the doctoral hooding ceremony. If you do not have your own regalia (cap, gown, tassel, and hood), you should arrange for purchase of the needed items.  Doctoral candidates from the Lawrence campus may purchase their items at the KU Bookstore in the Kansas Union or at the Jayhawk Bookstore.

Veterans Honor Cord

The Veterans Honor Cord is a red, white, and blue cord worn on top of regalia. They are available to honorably discharged veterans, as well as those currently serving in the United States military, who are graduating from KU with a 3.0 GPA or greater. To receive a Veterans Honor Cord contact Bill Steele in Graduate Military Programs, 222 Strong Hall.

Parking and Map

The Lied Center is the venue for a number of commencement events on that date. Please plan ahead and we encourage you to anticipate extra time before and after the event.

Driving Directions

KU Parking Information


Picture taking will be permitted but should not impair the view of others. Professional photographers will photograph every graduate at the ceremony as they are hooded.  Proofs will be made available following the event(s).


If you’ve applied for graduation, the Office of the University Registrar automatically places an order for your original (first) diploma for you to pick up in person at the KU Visitor Center (bring a picture ID). You may request your diploma be mailed to you instead by placing a diploma delivery request in Enroll & Pay. Information on diplomas can be found on the Registar's Diploma website. 


If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least two weeks in advance of the event to Graduate Studies. Email: graduate@ku.edu Phone: 785-864-8040 TTY: 711