School of Law

School of Law

Dates at a Glance

February 16 - Application for Graduation Deadline

Complete Application for Graduation.  Form may be returned to Tina Melville.

March 10 and March 11 - Grad Fair

Grad Fair is being held at the Bookstore in the Student Union from 10:00am to 7:00pm on March 10th and 8:00am-5:00pm on March 11th. 10% discount offered on some items these 2 days, in person, by phone, or via the web. All those planning to walk at the Commencement Ceremony must order a cap, gown, hood, and tassel. Please purchase regalia as soon as possible.

Friday, May 15th

Baccalaureate Service 4:00 p.m.Central United Methodist Church (across from Law School)

Award Ceremony Reception 4:30 – Law School Student Lounge

All graduates, family and friends, are welcome, but please RSVP to Tina Melville so we can have adequate food and beverages to accommodate all in attendance.

Award Ceremony 6:00 p.m. - Student Union Theater.

Students to receive awards will be invited along with their (2-3) guests in March or April.

Saturday, May 16th

Commencement and Hooding 1:00 p.m. - Swinney Recreation Center.

  • 12:00pm-Doors to Swinney Recreation Center open.
  • Graduates are asked to arrive no later than 12:15pm with your regalia. (Pierson Auditorium for robing, line-up, and instructions for the ceremony.)
  • Please visit this website to RSVP
  • All graduates, their families, and friends are welcome to attend.

Commencement Reception, sponsored by the Law Foundation -immediately following Commencement



Graduates and guests can park at various locations on campus. The parking lots in closest proximity to Swinney Recreation Center are the Rockhill Parking structure and the new Cherry Street parking structure. Refer to the UMKC Commencement website for maps and other information.


Contact Jean Klosterman at 816-235-5739 or via e-mail if you have any questions.