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2019 School of Nursing Recognition and Hooding Ceremony and University of Kansas Commencement Events

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The School of Nursing Recognition and Hooding Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 12 noon, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. The University of Kansas Commencement will be held Sunday, May 19, 2019, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence.


Please find instructions for the day of the ceremony here.  If you have questions, please contact the School of Nursing, Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at 913-588-1619.

Cap and gown orders

All students and faculty who participate in this event wear a cap and gown. Students purchase theirs from the KU Bookstore at KU Medical Center, on level G of Orr-Major Building. Tassel and hood colors for each academic program are available at the bookstore website.

A Grad Fair will be held Wednesday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the bookstore. Sales representatives will be present to assist with regalia and to answer questions. Orders may also be placed by calling 913-588-2548. If you are unable to attend the grad fair you may order graduation attire from the bookstore.

Announcement Orders
To place orders for personalized graduation announcements, call 800-433-0296 or visit

Professional Photography
GradImages (logo)

GradImages is the official photographer for this event and will capture group and individual images of graduates. To ensure picture samples are sent as soon as they are available, register at You may also provide email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in your accomplishment.

Proofs will be sent to your home and via email within three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. There is no obligation to place an order for photo prints. GradImages can be contacted at 800-261-2576 or at

Directions, Parking and Accommodations

This year's event will be held at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. The historic building is located at 600 N. 7th Street Trafficway in Kansas City, Kansas.Dropoffs should be made from the Memorial Hall driveway just south of the building. Ramps are available from the driveway and into the building.

Parking map for Memorial Hall available here.

This Google map may be helpful to find directions to Memorial Hall

Learn more here.



The University of Kansas Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. Students are encouraged to participate in both the recognition and commencement ceremonies.

Last modified: May 01, 2019