The list of KU School of Business spring 2020 degree candidates begins at the 5:13 mark in the video, starting with undergraduate student awards and bachelor’s degree candidates, followed by Master of Accounting, MBA, Master of Science and Ph.D. degree candidates. (For optimal viewing of degree candidates’ names at the end of the video, please watch in full-screen mode.)


Spring 2020 graduation recognition

KU has decided to postpone 2020 Commencement until it is safe to reconvene. There will be no in-person, Commencement-related activities, including School of Business graduation recognition ceremonies, in May on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. Students who meet graduation requirements will still have their degrees certified.

Along with the university, the School of Business will share the latest developments. Updates will be posted on the Commencement website.

To watch KU's 2020 Graduate Commemoration program, visit

To our spring 2020 graduates:

We recognize how hard you have worked to earn your degree from the KU School of Business, and we truly regret that we cannot come together in person as a community this spring to recognize your achievements. We are proud of your academic accomplishments, and we want you to have your well-earned moment of recognition at a future ceremony. Therefore, we would like to invite you to walk across the stage either at our fall ceremony in December 2020 or at next spring’s ceremony in May 2021. You will receive communications and details about those opportunities in the months leading up to the scheduled events.


School of Business recognition ceremonies

The School of Business graduation recognition ceremonies are formal events that honor graduating undergraduates, master's and doctoral students. Graduates must wear cap and gown to participate. Master's and doctoral students should bring their hood for the hooding ceremony. No tickets are required for guests to attend the School of Business recognition ceremonies.

All graduates, regardless of their participation in the recognition ceremony, will need to complete the school's Graduation and Destination Survey. Each semester, we will announce 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.

Attire & Announcements

Caps and gowns (light brown-colored tassels for undergraduates, black tassels for Masters, or gold or black tassels for Doctorates), hoods, honors cords, rings, and announcements can be found at: KU Bookstore, 785-864-4640; Edwards Campus bookstore, 913-897-8580. 

Degree information in announcements should read:

Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Management & Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting Certificate (if applicable)
  • Minor (if applicable)
  • Accounting
  • Science in Business
  • Business Administration-Juris Doctor
  • Business Administration-Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Business Administration-Petroleum Management
  • Business Administration-Master of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Business Administration-Master of Arts in Latin American Studies
  • Business Administration-Master of Arts in Russian, E. European & Eurasian Studies
  • Business Administration-Master in Management
Doctor of Philosophy in Business


Available at the KU Visitor Center or it can be mailed for a fee starting in late July for spring graduates, early October for summer graduates, and early March for fall graduates. Contact the Registrar at 785-864-4422.

BBA students who have completed the Edwards Campus diploma request may pick up their diplomas at the Regents Center reception desk at the Edwards Campus.

Report Your Post-Graduation Plans

Business Career Services tracks post-graduation plans for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Questions? Check out our Graduate Reporting FAQs page. 

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