Fall 2020 Graduation Recognition Ceremony

In accordance with the university's plans, the School of Business will not hold a Fall 2020 Graduation Recognition Ceremony because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Fall 2020 graduates are encouraged to participate in a future ceremony when it is safe to convene. The School of Business will provide details about such opportunities at a later time.


May 2021 KU Commencement

KU plans to recognize spring 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021 graduates in spring 2021. The university hopes to host two separate Commencement events: one for the Class of 2021 on Sunday, May 16, and another for the Class of 2020 on a yet-to-be-determined weekend in May. These plans are subject to change based on the fluid circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read Chancellor Girod's announcement about the rescheduled Commencement, and find more information on the Commencement website.


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 could not come together in person during spring 2020 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. Please stay tuned for further communications and details from the School of Business about this opportunity.

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.)

To watch KU's 2020 Graduate Commemoration program, visit


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.

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