Graduation Recognition Ceremony


Graduation Recognition Ceremony 2014


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.


Department of Speech-Language-Hearing
Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders
Graduation Recognition Ceremony
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Budig Hall, Room 120
Lawrence campus

SHAKE HANDS - Cross the stage and pause for photo while shaking the hand of the person presenting your scroll.   A separate photo line up in the hallway in front of a "green screen" after picking up your registration card at the check in table.  Group photos will be taken prior to the ceremony line up at 12:50 PM.  Lifetouch Special Events 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, email using Infinity#:138771.

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. Line up for "green screen" photos and be ready when called for graduate group photo. Guests should arrive early enough to be seated by 12:50 p.m. Students planning to attend the ceremony must complete the   Online Registration Form by April 15.


Program Schedule
Program will last approximately 30 minutes


  • Processional
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Presentation of Awards and Honors
  • Guest Speaker
  • Presentation of Graduates
  • Invitation to Reception on Wescoe Patio

Unable to attend?

Here is a link to watch the ceremony in real time as it is happening: 2014 Department of Speech-Language-Hearing and Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders Graduation Recognition Ceremony

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 only be noted in the KU Commencement Program Book. Students in the University Honors Program may wear white honor cords previously given out.

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

Contact Becky Harris ( 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 KUMC info (913) 588-2548 or 1-800-262-7509 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"

Undergraduate Information from College Student Academic Services

Graduate information from College Office of Graduate Affairs (COGA)

CLAS Graduation Calendar

   Master's Degree Checklist
   Doctoral Degree Checklist

Additional Ceremonies and Resources:

School of Health Professions Recognition Ceremony
May 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 600 N. Seventh St., Kansas City, Kan.
Contact Moffett Ferguson: 913-588-5275

Doctoral hooding ceremony

Live streaming of this event

May 17, 2014 at 3:30 PM
Lied Center
Contact: 785-864-8040

Contact Graduate Studies

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Distinction/Highest Distinction & Masters Hooding
May 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Lied Center
Contact: 785-864-3513 for Distinction/Highest Distinction or

Contact: 785-864-1784 for Masters Hooding or

May 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Memorial Stadium
Contact: 785-864-7100

KU Alumni Association

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