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.

Fall Recognition Ceremony

Fall 2021 School of Business Graduation Recognition Ceremony
10 a.m. Saturday, December 11, 2021
Lied Center of Kansas
1600 Stewart Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045

Masks are required for graduates and guests — including those who are fully vaccinated — at all times inside the Lied Center in accordance with KU’s mask policy.

School of Business graduates must wear a cap and gown to participate. Master's and doctoral students should bring their hoods. 

At this time, tickets are not required for guests to attend the School of Business recognition ceremonies. The School of Business will continue to assess and adhere to any potential changes in university policies and protocols.

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.

Spring Recognition Ceremony

Spring 2022 School of Business Graduation Recognition Ceremony
Friday, May 13, 2022
Details to be announced at a later date.

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 and 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:

  • 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-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, 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.

Commemorating our Class of 2021

The School of Business produced a video featuring some of our 2021 graduates sharing their KU Business stories, followed by the names of award winners and degree candidates starting at the 6:47 mark.

Celebrating our fall 2020 graduates

In accordance with the university's plans, the School of Business did not hold a Fall 2020 Graduation Recognition Ceremony because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This video celebrates our graduates and their academic accomplishments, with the list of degree candidates beginning at the 2:08​ mark.