A degree candidate with a Jayhawk on their cap looks across Naismith Drive toward Capitol Federal Hall.


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

Fall Recognition Ceremony

Fall 2023 School of Business Graduation Recognition Ceremony
Saturday, December 9
Lied Center of Kansas
1600 Stewart 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 David Booth Kansas 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 the School of Business at bschoolgraduation@ku.edu.

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. Students in the University Honors Program may wear honor 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.