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Commencement Faculty

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 11, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Master's and Doctoral degrees in all four colleges

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 9 a.m.

Bachelor's degrees in the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Bachelor's candidates in the College of Business and the College of Visual & Performing Arts

Commencement ProcessionAcademic 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 6, 2018 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 Brandt by phone at 610-683-4090, or via email at  

Rented attire may be picked up in Room 170, McFarland Student Union, starting May 7 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 cereomony

8 a.m. for the Saturday morning ceremony

1:30 p.m. for the Saturday afternoon ceremony. 

Locate the robing area for faculty by clicking on the links:  Faculty Robing Map.  More information can be found in the Faculty Instructions-Master's and Doctoral Degrees and Faculty Instructions-Bachelor's Degrees.

Questions about seating or attendance can be directed to commencement staff.