School of Law

Dates at a Glance All details regarding Commencement may be found on RooLaw

October 1-11th – complete the on-line survey indicating your intentions to participate in the Commencement events and ceremonies:


Tuesday and Wednesday, October 14-15- Grad Fair

Grad Fair is being held at the Bookstore in the Student Union from 10:00am to 7:00pm on October 14th and 8:00am-5:00pm on October 15th. 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. Please purchase regalia as soon as possible.


Friday, December 19th

10:45 am – Brunch and Awards Presentation (Law School Student Lounge)

All friends and family invited – please RSVP via the Survey Monkey link above


Friday, December 19th

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

  • 12:00 noon - 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 (when notified it is active) 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 University Center and the new Oak 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.