Graduation 2024


Department of Linguistics

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

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024

Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Location: Burge Union (1565 Irving Hill Road, Lawrence, KS 66045) Forum C

Questions: 785-864-3450 or

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduation Information

Master's Hooding Ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Lied Center

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Date:  Saturday, May 11, 2024

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lied Center

University of Kansas Commencement Ceremony

Date:  Sunday, May 12, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium (1101 Mississippi St, Lawrence, KS 66045)

*Seating and amenities will be reduced due to the ongoing construction at the stadium. 


David Booth Memorial Stadium is a fully accessible facility with open limited-mobility and wheelchair seating that can be claimed by guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to ongoing construction at Memorial Stadium, accessible seating will be limited to sections 22, 24, and 26 for 2024 Commencement, and only one elevator will be operational. Alternate viewing locations (at the Kansas Memorial Union and the Jayhawk Welcome Center, both of which meet all ADA requirements) will be available for guests who prefer not to enter the stadium. There will also be a live stream of the event that friends, family, and loved ones can watch from their personal devices. For information about accessible parking, transit, campus traversal, and hospitality, see the relevant section on the "Attend" page.

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 Jostens KU storefront.

Military and Veterans Honor Cords

The Veterans Honor Cord is a red, white, and blue cord worn on top of regalia. To find out more information about eligibility, where/when to pick up cord, please visit this site.

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.