All faculty are invited to join in the celebration of students' achievements by participating in the commencement ceremonies in the O'Pake Fieldhouse this May: Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. Master's and Doctoral degrees in all four colleges. Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 9 a.m. Bachelor's degrees in the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Bachelor's degrees in the College of Business and the College of Visual & Performing Arts.
Academic attire is required for all personnel participating in the commencement program. In keeping with KU pride, the university will provide maroon rental attire to all personnel in need of regalia.
Friday, April 3, 2020 is the deadline to reserve a seat and order regalia for commencement. Click on the following link to reserve your seat and order regalia: Commencement R.S.V.P. form.
Questions about ordering regalia or purchasing custom regalia should be directed to Laurel Walker by phone at 610-683-4090, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for information about plus size gowns.
Rented attire may be picked up in Room 170, McFarland Student Union, starting May 4 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Rented regalia must be returned immediately following the graduation ceremony to a KUSSI representative in the faculty robing area.
Faculty participating in commencement are to report to the robing area by the following times:
4 p.m. for the Friday night ceremony.
8 a.m. for the Saturday morning ceremony.
1:30 p.m. for the Saturday afternoon ceremony.
Line of March
Graduate Commencement - Friday, May 8 at 5:00 p.m.:
Faculty and staff will line up in the hallway promptly at 4:45 p.m. Immediately prior to the formal start of the procession, faculty will form two lines directly inside the arena through which candidates will process.
Undergraduate Commencement - Saturday, May 9 at 9:00 a.m & 2:30 p.m.:
Faculty and staff will line up in the hallway promptly at 8:45 a.m. for the morning ceremony and at 2:15 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony. Immediately prior to the formal start of the procession, faculty will form two lines directly inside the arena through which candidates will process.
The line of march will proceed as follows:
- Degree candidates will lead the procession followed by faculty and platform participants
- The procession will enter the O’Pake Fieldhouse. Usher Marshals will direct the faculty to assigned seats.
When the ceremony is over, participants will exit the O’Pake Fieldhouse in the following order:
- Platform Guests
- Degree Recipients
Dr. Anne Carroll, Dean, College of Business
Dr. Paige M. Brookins, Assistant Dean, College of Business
Kim O'Neill, Assistant Dean, College of Business
Dr. John Ward, Dean, College of Education
Dr. Carissa Pokorny-Golden, Associate Dean, College of Education
Dr. David Beougher, Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Dr. Joleen Greenwood, Interim Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Dr. Janice Chernekoff, Assistant to the Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Dr. Michelle Kiec, Dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts
Dr. Bradley Shope, Associate Dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts
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