School of Computing and Engineering

SCE is a part of the unified ceremony on December 13th, 2013 at 5:00p.m in the Swinney Recreation Center.  Please RSVP for the Ceremony on the UMKC Commencement site. No tickets are required and you are welcome to bring as many guests as you like.


Robing will be at 4:00 PM at Pierson Hall in the Student Success Center.  Bring only your cap, gown, and tassel to Pierson Hall for robing assistance and line up. Give your personal belongings, such as purses, cameras and other possessions, to your guests for safekeeping.  Graduates MUST NOT carry anything in their hands during the ceremony.


The Dean’s Reception is at 2:00 PM on December 13 on the 5th Floor of Flarsheim Hall located at 5110 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110.  Graduates and their guests are welcome.  Please RSVP for the reception with Coordinator Jane Vogl.


Parking areas: Student Success Center, 50th and Rockhill Rd; Education Bldg, 52nd and Holmes; Grant Hall, 53rd and Cherry; and  50th and Cherry Street.


For Special Seating for you or your family, please contact Selena Albert at (816) 235-5268 or When you RSVP for the ceremony, you should also indicate that you need special seating.


Announcement Cards should be picked up during Robing, prior to the ceremony starting at 4:00 pm on the day of the ceremony in Pierson Auditorium. The announcement card will have your name and your degree. In the upper right hand corner of the announcement card, there will be a letter and a number. The letter and number will tell you where you need to stand in the line. There will be posts that will show you where your corresponding letter and number is in the line. 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.


Photography:  GradImages will be present during the SCE Commencement ceremony. To receive information about their photographs, the University must have your permission to release your information to the photographer.  Those of you with restricted information, who wish to have your information released to the photographer, will need to contact the Registrar’s Office and fill out a release form as soon as possible. In order to assure contact by the photographer, please update your contact information using the forms provided in the Registrar’s Office. Arrangements for taking personal photographs can be made after the Ceremony. There will be no time for pictures prior to that.