A group of nine students seated during a School of Business recognition ceremony in Allen Fieldhouse pose for a photo.


The School of Business graduation recognition ceremonies are formal events that honor graduating undergraduates, master's and doctoral students.

Spring 2023 Recognition Ceremonies

School of Business Master's and Ph.D. Recognition Ceremony
4 p.m. Friday, May 12
Allen Fieldhouse
1651 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66044

School of Business Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony
7 p.m. Friday, May 12
Allen Fieldhouse
1651 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66044

Tickets are not required for guests to attend School of Business recognition ceremonies. Livestreams of the ceremonies will be provided on this page. School of Business graduates must wear a cap and gown to participate. Master's and doctoral students should bring their hoods. 

All graduates, regardless of their participation in the recognition ceremony, will need to complete the school's Graduation and Destination Survey. Each semester, the school announces via email when the survey becomes available.

The University of Kansas Commencement is a less formal, no ticket required, all-university graduation event for several thousand students held outdoors in Memorial Stadium each May. The "walk down the Hill" is a fun tradition where students often bring balloons or decorate caps and gowns.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you or a guest require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact us at bschoolgraduation@ku.edu.

Watch a recording of the Fall 2022 School of Business Recognition Ceremony. (The procession begins around 17 minutes in.) View and download photos at this link.

Attire and announcements

Graduation regalia and announcements can be found at the KU Bookstore, 785-864-4640. Undergraduates should have light brown/drab-colored tassels, and master's and doctoral students should have black tassels.

Honors: Students in the University Honors Program may wear honor cords. Members of Beta Gamma Sigma may wear honor stoles. Business Honors students and Finance Scholars should see their program director for program cords.

Degree information in announcements should read:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Management & Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting Certificate (if applicable)
  • Minor (if applicable)
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Science in Business
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration-Juris Doctor
  • Master of Business Administration-Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Master of Business Administration-Doctor of Medicine
  • Master of Business Administration-Petroleum Management
  • Master of Business Administration-Architecture
  • Master of Business Administration-Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Master of Business Administration-Doctor of Occupational Therapy
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership



Available at the KU Visitor Center or it can be mailed for a fee starting in late July for spring graduates, late September for summer graduates, or late February for fall graduates. Contact the Registrar at 785-864-4422 or visit registrar.ku.edu/diplomas.