School of Medicine

~~School of Medicine
Student Affairs Coordinator
Name: Nikki Collier
Phone: (816)235-1906

 Questions may be directed to Ms. Collier.
Monday, May 23, 2016, 3:00PM
Kansas City Music Hall
301 W 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Please RSVP at the Commencement website. No tickets are required, but it is important that you register the number of guests you plan to bring to the ceremony.
If you anticipate the need for special arrangements for a guest of yours, such as wheelchair seating or assistance for the hearing impaired, please note this on the RSVP website or contact your Commencement Admin; Kim Kalaiwaa,
Special arrangements must be made ahead of time. All pertinent information needs to be submitted by May 16th.
Candidates must purchase cap and gown at the University Bookstore no later than Friday, April 15th at noon.
Regalia etiquette: During the first part of the ceremony the tassel is worn on the right side. When degrees are conferred you will move tassel to the left side. Women wear caps throughout the ceremony. Men remove their caps during the National Anthem. Hoods are draped over the right arm.

All students will be hooded at the Commencement ceremony. Hooding is reserved for docents (MD students), the program representative (Graduate programs), or parents with faculty appointments. Students wishing to be hooded by a parent with a faculty appointment, please contact Nikki Collier no later than April 8th. The parent will also need to purchase regalia by April 15th. 
There are a variety of parking options available near the Music Hall/Municipal Auditorium. The majority of parking options are metered. Please see the following link for more details on downtown parking near Municipal Auditorium:
For handicap parking we suggest using the garage north of Municipal. This is labeled “Barney Allis Plaza” on the map.
1.       Doors will open one (1) hour prior to ceremony. Guests who arrive earlier than 2PM will have the option to wait outside or in the small atrium; seating is not available in either of these areas.
2.       All candidates must arrive NO LATER THAN 2:15 p.m., dressed in cap, gown and carrying hood (if applicable). Leave all personal items with family members. Candidates should not carry any items during processional. There will not be a secure area to leave personal items.
Students should check their Pathway prior to April 1 to ensure that they have no holds on their accounts. Any holds should be resolved and removed, as they may delay or hold the student’s diploma or transcript.
On June 13, diplomas and transcripts with degrees posted will be available for pick-up in the Registration & Records office for students who do not have a transcript hold. A transcript hold will prevent a student from receiving an official transcript as well as their diploma.
On June 27, diplomas not picked up will be mailed to the students who do not have a transcript hold.
Students with anticipated Latin Honors will be notified by the School of Medicine Commencement coordinator as soon as the list is available. Medals will be available at the name card table on the day of the ceremony.
Please check back to this website periodically for additional details.