Name: Dennise Todd
Phone: (816) 235-6270
The “RSVP” button will be activated in early March. . Tickets are NOT required and you are welcome to bring as many guests as you would like. Once the commencement site is activated, students will need to click on “RSVP” on the left hand side of the following website: http://www.umkc.edu/commencement/
Commencement is a time for excitement and celebration. In order to ensure a seamless and memorable ceremony, we ask your assistance in adhering to the information provided.
(The 1:00 pm ceremony include all undergraduate, graduate & I-PhD’s from the following Departments )
Architecture, Urban Planning & Design (including Urban Studies)
Art & Art History
Foreign Languages & Liter. (including: M.A.
Romance Lang. & Literature)
(The 4:00 pm ceremony include all undergraduate, graduate & I-PhD’s from the following Departments )
Criminal Justice & Criminology
History (including American Studies & Religious Studies)
Liberal Arts (BLA)
Liberal Studies (Master of Arts)
PURCHASING ACADEMIC REGALIA
Appropriate regalia must be worn as follows:
Atterbury Student Success Center (50th and Rockhill Rd); Education Bldg (52nd and Holmes); Grant Hall (53rd and Cherry); and 50th and Cherry Street.
1:00 pm Ceremony (Friday, May 16th)
12:00 pm - Robing and pick up announcing cards in Pierson Auditorium. (located inside the Atterbury Student Success Center, 50th & Rockhill Rd).
1:00 pm - Process into Swinney Recreation Center and start of ceremony
4:00 pm Ceremony (Friday, May 16th)
3:00 pm – Robing and pick up announcing cards in Pierson Auditorium. (located inside the Atterbury Student Success Center, 50th & Rockhill Rd).
4:00 pm - Process into Swinney Recreation Center and start of ceremony
Name cards should be picked one hour prior to the ceremony in Pierson Auditorium (located inside the Atterbury Student Success Center). 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 written in BLUE ink. The letter and number will tell you where you need to stand in the line. There will be an overhead projector 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. **Bring only your regalia; the security of other possessions in Pierson Auditorium will not be guaranteed.
LATIN HONORS MEDALLION
If your name card is marked “with Latin Honors” indicating you are graduating with “Summa, Magna, or cum Laude”, you will be directed to the Information Table, which will be located inside Pierson Auditorium (Rm 245 of the Student Success Center).
The procession will start in Pierson Auditorium (Rm 245 of the Student Success Center). The academic procession begins with degree candidates. Your Faculty Marshall will lead you to the correct row of seats and will indicate to you when you need to go up on stage. Remain standing through the procession and the National Anthem.
If you need special seating for you or your family, contact Becky Bergman at (816) 235-6093 or firstname.lastname@example.org. When you RSVP for the ceremony, you should also indicate that you need special seating. Reminder, the RSVP site will be activated in early March 2014.
Professional photographers from GradTrak will be at the ceremony. They will take handshakes and posed photos during the ceremony. The photo studio will mail proofs and ordering information within four weeks of the ceremony. If you do not receive your mailing, visit their Web site atwww.gradtrak.com/, or contact them directly at 800-628-4509.
HOODING INSTRUCTIONS FOR PHD STUDENTS (Doctoral Students Only)
Candidates should have hood across right arm as they approach the stage. Hooders should be at center stage. Under the table with diploma covers, there is a small box to stand upon if needed. Hooders receive hood from student. Faculty should face the audience, and student will also face audience until hooding is completed. Student walks in front of the faculty member, turns with back to faculty member (bending at knees if taller than hooder). Hooder drapes hood over shoulders of candidate and adjusts hood so colors are showing. Once done, faculty member taps student on shoulder. Student and faculty member shake hands; student goes next to Dean and Chancellor to shake hands, receive diploma cover, and exit stage. Student returns to seat and sits down. Hooder returns to seat. Click on the hooding ceremony video .