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Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies

The University of Kansas Medical Center will host hooding and recognition ceremonies for graduates of the schools of Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing on Saturday, May 11, 2024. These events will take place in addition to the University of Kansas Commencement ceremony in Lawrence.

Families and friends of graduates are invited to attend in person, and the ceremonies will be live streamed for those that prefer to attend virtually. Event links will be shared on this page and in supplemental communications from each of the schools.

University of Kansas Commencement

The University of Kansas Commencement ceremony will honor KU graduates on Sunday, May 12, 2024, in Lawrence, Kansas. Please visit https://commencement.ku.edu for more information.


2024 Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies

We are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of the KU Medical Center class of 2024! Please read this page carefully and contact your school’s recognition coordinator (listed below) by May 6 if you have questions or concerns.

Location:
KU Medical Center Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies
“Soldiers & Sailors” Memorial Hall
600 North 7th Street Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas

KU School of Health Professions Hooding and Recognition Ceremony

9 a.m. (doors open at 8:15 a.m.) | Saturday, May 11, 2024
Zoom link will be shared closer to ceremony date.
Recognition Coordinator: Rachel Sherley
Parking map coming soon.

KU School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony

Noon (doors open at 11:15 a.m.) | Saturday, May 11, 2024
Zoom link will be shared closer to ceremony date.
Recognition Coordinator: Therese Hecht
Parking map coming soon.

KU School of Medicine Hooding and Recognition Ceremony

4 p.m. (doors open at 3:15 p.m.) | Saturday, May 11, 2024
Zoom link will be shared closer to ceremony date.
Recognition Coordinator: Riley O’Dell
Parking map coming soon.

Tips for Attendees

  • Flowers and gifts will be available for purchase in the lobby of Memorial Hall from The Commencement Group. All credit cards, debit cards and Apple Pay are accepted, and preorders are available at https://www.thecommencementgroup.com/kansasmed/.
  • Wear comfortable shoes! The ramps that are used to access audience and student seating are very steep, so please keep this in mind when choosing footwear.
  • If anyone in your group has a disability or requires a special accommodation, please contact the recognition coordinator for your school, listed above with the ceremony details. Please make special requests no later than May 6.
FAQ

Can friends and family members of students attend the ceremony?
Families and friends of graduating students are invited to attend in person, and the ceremonies will be live streamed for those that prefer to attend virtually. Tickets are not required for attendance.

How early can friends and family arrive?
Please refer to the “doors open” time listed in the ceremony details above.

If I’m unable to watch the ceremony, will there be a recording posted online to view later?
Yes, the ceremony recording will be available to watch on YouTube within a few days.

Where should I park?
Parking map coming soon.

What accommodations are there for guests that have mobility issues or a physical disability?
There is ADA drop-off and parking available. There is very limited floor seating for guests with disabilities, so each person with a disability can be joined by just one additional guest. Additional family members will need to be seated elsewhere.

Will the live stream of the ceremonies be captioned?
Yes, the ceremony will have closed captioning for those viewing online.

Will there be an ASL interpreter at the ceremonies?
Yes, there will be an ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter at each ceremony. Please contact the recognition coordinator for your school to request seating near the interpreter.

I need an ADA accommodation that isn’t listed here. Who should I contact?
Please reach out to the recognition coordinator for your school, listed at the top of this page, no later than May 6.

Past Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies

University of Kansas Commencement

The University of Kansas Commencement ceremony honored KU graduates on Sunday, May 14, 2023, in Lawrence, Kansas.


2023 Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies

We are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of the KU Medical Center class of 2023! 

KU School of Health Professions Hooding and Recognition Ceremony

The KU School of Health Professions honored 2023 graduates at its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 13, at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. The celebration was attended by graduates, friends, families, faculty and others.

KU School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony

The KU School of Nursing honored 2023 graduates at its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 13, at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. The celebration was attended by graduates, friends, families, faculty and others.

KU School of Medicine Hooding and Recognition Ceremony

The KU School of Medicine honored 2023 graduates at its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 13, at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. The celebration was attended by graduates, friends, families, faculty and others.

KU School of Health Professions Recognition Ceremony

The KU School of Health Professions honored 2022 graduates at its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.

KU School of Nursing Hooding & Recognition Ceremony

The KU School of Nursing honored 2022 graduates at its Hooding & Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. 

KU School of Medicine Hooding & Recognition Ceremony

The KU School of Medicine honored 2022 graduates at its Hooding & Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. 

School of Health Professions

The KU School of Health Professions honored 2021 graduates at its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 15.

School of Medicine

The KU School of Medicine honored 2021 graduates at its Hooding & Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 15.

School of Nursing

The KU School of Nursing honored 2020 and 2021 graduates at its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 15.