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Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies

The University of Kansas Medical Center will be holding hooding and recognition ceremonies for graduates of the Schools of Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing on Saturday, May 14, 2022. 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.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, event details may be changed to ensure the safety of our participants and communities. Please review the COVID guidelines. This page will be updated to reflect any changes.

University of Kansas Commencement

The University of Kansas Commencement ceremony will honor KU graduates on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Lawrence, Kansas. Due to projected severe weather, the ceremony — originally scheduled for 10:30 a.m. — will now begin at 2:30 p.m.

Please visit https://commencement.ku.edu for more information.

2022 Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies

We are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of the KU Medical Center class of 2022! Please read this page carefully and contact your school’s recognition coordinator (listed below) by May 9 if you have questions or concerns about the guidelines.

Location:

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

Parking Information (pdf)

KU School of Health Professions Recognition Ceremony

9 a.m. (doors open at 8:15 a.m.) | Saturday, May 14, 2022
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/92858941733
Recognition Coordinator: Christi Jones (e-mail)

KU School of Nursing Hooding & Recognition Ceremony

12:30 p.m. (doors open at 11:45 a.m.) | Saturday, May 14, 2022
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/95304669505
Recognition Coordinator: Therese Hecht (e-mail)

KU School of Medicine Hooding & Recognition Ceremony

4 p.m. (doors open at 3:15 p.m.) | Saturday, May 14, 2022
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93256805785
Recognition Coordinator: Sophia Muhindura (e-mail) 

All in-person attendees will be required to follow these guidelines:
  • Arrive healthy – if you have a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and tune in virtually.
  • Masks – face masks are optional for all ceremony participants and attendees. Disposable masks will be available upon request.
  • Hand hygiene – hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the venue. Frequent hand-washing or use of hand sanitizer is recommended.
  • Leave promptly – please follow instructions to exit the building after the ceremony concludes to allow time for surface cleaning.

Can family members of students attend the ceremony?

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

What is being done to make sure that surfaces at Memorial Hall have been sanitized?

Prior to each ceremony, all frequently touched surfaces and restrooms will be sanitized. Anyone wishing to clean their seat may use sanitizing wipes provided throughout the venue.

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 view within a few days.

Where do I park?

View parking instructions and map (pdf)

Is there special ADA parking available?

There will be ADA accessible parking at Memorial Hall. Please check back later for a map and additional details.

Will the live-stream of the ceremonies be captioned?

Yes, the ceremony will have closed captioning for those viewing online.

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.

The Commencement ceremonies scheduled to take place on the KU-Lawrence campus on Sunday, May 16 were canceled due to severe weather. The Class of 2021 is invited to participate in a rescheduled Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23, in Memorial Stadium. Tickets are not required. Visit the KU Commencement website for details.

We recognize not all graduates will be able to attend this rescheduled Commencement in person. For those who can't be in Lawrence, you can join the ceremony via live stream on the Commencement website.

Watch the Commencement ceremony recordings below. 

School of Health Professions

9 a.m. | Saturday, May 15, 2021 

The KU School of Health Professions honored 2021 graduates at its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 15. This virtual event was open to graduates, friends, families, faculty and others.

School of Medicine

4 p.m. | Saturday, May 15, 2021 

The KU School of Medicine honored 2021 graduates at its Hooding & Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 15. This virtual event was open to graduates, friends, families, faculty and others. 

School of Nursing

12 p.m. | Saturday, May 15, 2021

The KU School of Nursing honored 2020 and 2021 graduates at its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 15. This virtual event was open to graduates, friends, families, faculty and others.