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Commencement Coordinator
Name: Ms. Dennise Todd
Email: todddn@umkc.edu


RSVP
Please RSVP. No tickets are required and you are welcome to bring as many guests as you like. To RSVP, login to the following website:  https://www.umkc.edu/commencement/rsvp.cfm
Commencement is a time for excitement and celebration. In order to ensure a seamless and memorable ceremony, we ask your assistance in adhering to the information provided.

Saturday, May 14th- 4:00 p.m. in the Swinney Recreation Center (5030 Holmes)
(The 4:00 pm ceremony include all undergraduate, graduate & I-PhD’s from the following Departments)
 
Criminal Justice & Criminology
History (including American Studies & Religious Studies)
Liberal Arts (BLA)
Liberal Studies (Master of Arts)
Mathematics

Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology

 
Saturday, May 14th- 7:00 p.m. in the Swinney Recreation Center (5030 Holmes)
(The 7:00 pm ceremony include all undergraduate, graduate & I-PhD’s from the following Departments)
 
Architecture, Urban Planning & Design             (including Urban Studies)
Art & Art History
Chemistry
Communication Studies    
Economics
English
Foreign Languages & Liter. (Including: M.A.               

Romance Lang. & Literature)
Geosciences
Theatre
 
Regalia
Regalia may be purchased at the UMKC Bookstore. The academic dress for your specific degree must be purchased, which includes cap, gown, tassel, etc. (and hood for graduate students).

Parking available in the following lots:
Education Bldg., 52nd and Holmes, Grant Hall, 53rd and Cherry, and 50th and Cherry Street.
Handicapped accessible parking (will need proper handicapped sticker): Student Success Center, 50th and Rockhill Rd.

ROBING & SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
4:00 pm Ceremony (Saturday, May 14th)
3:00 pm - Robing and pick up announcing cards in Pierson Auditorium. (located inside the             Atterbury Student Success Center, 50th & Rockhill Rd).
4:00 pm - Process into Swinney Recreation Center and start of ceremony
 
7:00 pm Ceremony (Saturday, May 14th)
6:00 pm – Robing and pick up announcing cards in Pierson Auditorium. (located inside the            Atterbury Student Success Center, 50th & Rockhill Rd).
7:00 pm - Process into Swinney Recreation Center and start of ceremony

NAME CARDS
Name cards should be picked one hour prior to the ceremony in Pierson Auditorium (located inside the Atterbury Student Success Center). The announcement card will have your name and your degree.  There will be staff who can answer any questions that you may have. Don’t hesitate to ask them if you don’t know where you should be in-line. **Bring only your regalia; the security of other possessions in Pierson Auditorium will not be guaranteed.

LATIN HONORS MEDALLION
If your name card is marked with Latin Honors indicating you are graduating with “Summa, Magna, or Cum Laude”, you will be directed to the Information Table, which will be located inside Pierson Auditorium (Rm 245 of the Student Success Center).

SPECIAL NEEDS:
When you RSVP for the ceremony, you should also indicate that you need special seating (for handicap guests) or any other special needs. Reminder, the RSVP site will be activated in early March 2016.