Henry W. Bloch School of Management


Name: Susi Krulewich

Phone: (816)235-5257



Special Events Coordinator

Name: Beth Follmer

Phone: (816) 235-5748



Fall 2013 Commencement Ceremony

Swinney Recreation Center

Friday, Dec 13, 5 p.m.


Purchasing Regalia

Students must purchase their commencement regalia at the University Bookstore. Students should plan to attend the Grad Fair held in the UMKC Bookstore on October 8 and 9 to purchase their regalia. The academic dress for your specific degree must be purchased, which includes cap, gown, (and hood for graduate students).


Robing and Schedule         

Arrive at the Pierson Auditorium no later than 4:15. Please dress in your cap and gown. Pick up name card from tables and find your place in line. Leave all personal items with family members, as there will not be a secure place to store these items in Pierson.

At approximately 4:45 PM you will receive instructions on how to walk in processional, where to sit in Swinney Recreation Center and how to walk across the stage for the reading of names. Normally the noise level in the robing room is high. When you are asked to pay attention and listen to instructions, please do so.

Commencement ceremony begins promptly at 5 pm.


RSVP Information

Please RSVP at the Commencement website:  No tickets are required and you are welcome to bring as many guests as you would like.



Parking, including handicapped, is available at the Atterbury Student Success Center and Performing Arts Center. Maps and directions available online:


Special Arrangements

If you anticipate your guests needing special arrangements such as wheelchair access or assistance for the hearing impaired, please note this on the RSVP website or contact the Commencement Coordinator