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Bloch School of Management

Commencement Coordinator
Name: Nancy Wilkinson
Phone: (816)235-2217
Email: wilkinsonn@umkc.edu

Director of Special Events

Name: Beth Follmer

Phone: 816-235-5748

Email: follmerb@umkc.edu

Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony
Swinney Recreation Center
Friday, May 15, 4 p.m.

Purchasing Academic Regalia

·         Undergraduates must purchase cap and gown at the University Bookstore. Masters students purchase cap, gown and hood from the University Bookstore. PhD candidates should purchase their regalia from the University Bookstore.

Robing & Schedule

·         An Honors Reception will be held prior to Commencement.  Further information regarding time and location will be posted in the coming weeks. Students being honored will receive invitations.  Recognition will be given to undergraduates, graduate, and EMBA students.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Arrive at the Bloch Executive Hall NO LATER THAN 3:15 p.m., please dress in your cap and gown. Pick up name card from tables and find your place in line. Leave all personal items with family members, as there will not be a secure place to store these items in the Bloch School.

·         At this time you will receive instructions on how to walk in processional, where to sit in Swinney, and how to walk across the stage for the reading of names.                

·         Procession begins at 3:55 p.m. sharp from Bloch School into Swinney Recreation Center.

·         Commencement ceremony begins at 4 pm.

RSVP Information

Please RSVP at the Commencement website: http://www.umkc.edu/commencement/.   No tickets are required and you are welcome to bring as many guests as you would like.

Parking

Parking, including handicapped, is available at the Atterbury Student Success Center and Performing Arts Center. Maps and directions available online: http://www.umkc.edu/maps/

Special Arrangements

If you anticipate your guests needing special arrangements such as wheelchair access or assistance for the hearing impaired, please note this on the RSVP website or contact the Commencement Coordinator.