Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts


Log in on to the Commencement Website ( to verify the spelling of your name and RSVP if you intend to walk.  Complimentary tickets will be required for the commencement ceremony. Please check your UMKC email for updates and further information.


Purchasing Academic Regalia

Regalia may be purchased at the Graduation Fair located in the UMKC Bookstore. ??The academic dress for your specific degree must be purchased, which includes cap, pink tassel, gown (and hood for graduate students). A 10% discount is available during the fair. Please check with the UMKC Bookstore for more details on the Grad Fair.


Robing & Schedule

Arrive no later than 9:15AM to robe and line up to process. Robing room location is backstage at KCPA. Ushers will direct you to the robing room. Please stay tuned for further details. Students will process at 10:00AM.  The Ceremony will end at approximately 11:15AM.  A short reception will follow.



Paid parking is available at the Kauffman Center garage. Free on-street parking within walking distance may also be available.


Special Arrangements

If you anticipate the need for special arrangements for your guests, such as wheelchairs, VIP parking or assistance for the hearing impaired, please contact your commencement coordinator.