Graduation Recognition Ceremony
Graduation Recognition Ceremony 2013
The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing and Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders Graduation Recognition Ceremony is a formal event that honors graduating seniors, masters, and doctoral students. Graduates must wear cap and gown to participate. Masters, AuD and Ph.D. students should bring their hood for the ceremony.
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.
Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders
Graduation Recognition Ceremony
Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
Budig Hall, Room 120
SHAKE HANDS - Cross the stage and pause for photo while shaking the hand of the person presenting your scroll. Another photo will be taken in the hallway in front of a "green screen" prior to returning to your seat in the auditorium. Jolesch Photography is the official photographer and has been contracted to take photographs on Commencement day and at recognition events on the Lawrence campus.. For questions, call 1-800-565-3724 or email Jolesch Photography email@example.com.
Available at the Registrar's Office in 121 Strong Hall 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.
Students should arrive at 120 Budig Hall at 12:15 p.m. Be ready when called for graduate group photo. Guests should arrive early enough to be seated by 12:45 p.m. Students planning to attend the ceremony must complete the Online Registration Form by April 15.
Program will last approximately 30 minutes
- Welcome and Introductions
- Presentation of Awards and Honors
- Guest Speaker
- Presentation of Graduates
- Invitation to Reception on Wescoe Patio
Caps, Gowns and Hoods (where applicable) are required to participate in the graduation ceremony. Guests dress ranging from casual to formal is acceptable.
Seniors expecting to graduate with Highest Distinction (top 3%) and with Distinction (top 10%) will be noted in the program. Students in the University Honors Program may wear honor cords and your name will be indicated in the program.
No formal printed invitations will be mailed. Students will receive an email invitation to the Recognition Ceremony from the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing at the beginning of the semester. If an email invitation is not received, and you are expecting to graduate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Becky Harris (email@example.com) to make arrangements to assist your special needs guests or see an usher for: (a) wheelchair accessible seating area, (b) aisle seating for guests who require assistance in walking, (c) available seating closer to the stage for visually impaired guests who arrive when the auditorium doors open one hour prior to the ceremony.
Caps & gowns, tassels, hoods, rings, and announcements can be found at the KU Bookstore (785) 864-4640 or 1-800-458-1111 http://www.kubookstore.com/c-230-graduation.aspx KUMC info (913) 588-2548 or 1-800-262-7509 http://www.kubookstore.com/c-386-ku-med-2013-graduation.aspx Ordering deadline is March 25.
Announcements should read: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of General Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in "Speech-Language-Hearing" / Master of Arts in "Speech-Language Pathology" / Doctor of Audiology / Doctor of Philosophy in "Audiology" or "Speech-Language Pathology"
Additional Ceremonies and Resources:
School of Health Professions Recognition Ceremony
May 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 600 N. Seventh St., Kansas City, Kan.
Doctoral hooding ceremony
May 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Distinction/Highest Distinction & Masters Hooding
May 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM
May 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM