School of Law


School of Law

Dates at a Glance

September 21st - Application for Graduation Deadline

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

October 13 & October 14, 2015-Grad Fair

Grad Fair is being held at the Bookstore in the Student Union from 10:00am to 7:00pm on October 13th and 8:00am-5:00pm on October 14th. 10% discount offered these 2 days, in person, by phone, or via the web. All those planning to walk at the Commencement Ceremony must purchase a cap, gown, hood, and tassel from the UMKC Bookstore.

Saturday, December 19th-Commencement Reception, sponsored by the Law Foundation

Located in the School of Law - Student Lounge at 2:30 p.m. All graduates, family and friends, are welcome, but please RSVP to Jean Klosterman so we can have adequate food and beverages to accommodate all in attendance.

Saturday, December 19th-Recognition Ceremony – 3:00 pm in the Student Lounge (tentative).

Student to receive awards will be invited along with their guests.

Saturday, December 19th, 2015-Commencement and Hooding at 5:00pm

4:00pm-Doors to Swinney Recreation Center open.

Graduates are asked to arrive no later than 4:30pm with your regalia. Robing, line-up, and instructions for the ceremony will take place in Pierson Auditorium prior to the ceremony.

Please visit this website to RSVP

All graduates, their families, and friends are welcome to attend.


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 Cherry Street parking structure. Refer to the UMKC Commencement website for maps and other information.

Please check back to this website periodically for additional details. Contact Jean Klosterman at 816-235-5739 or via e-mail if you have any questions.