Apr 30, 2012    #067
Contact: Wandra Brooks Green

Commencement Ceremony Parking is Designated to Rockhill Parking Structure

UMKC prepares to welcome family and friends for commencement ceremony weekend

As the University of Missouri-Kansas City welcomes family and friends of Spring 2012 graduates, several renovation projects are also taking place on campus. Due to the ongoing construction of UMKC's Cherry Street parking structure, parking arrangements will be different than past commencement ceremonies.

UMKC Commencement website

Students and guests attending the ceremony are encouraged to park in the Rockhill parking structure, 5200 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, Mo. There also will be limited parking in the University Center lots. Shuttle bus service will be provided to transport guests from the Rockhill parking structure and other parking locations on campus to Swinney Recreational Center, 5030 Holmes, Kansas City, Mo. Shuttles will also transport School of Biological Sciences graduates and guests to White Recital Hall in the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Kansas City, Mo. Click here to view the UMKC Campus parking map.

The Platform party members for each ceremony, with the exception of the School of Nursing, Conservatory of Music and Dance and the School of Biological Sciences/MSA, will process over to Swinney (down 51st St.) for their ceremonies. In case of bad weather, shuttles will be available to transport Platform members from the Student Union to Swinney and the Performing Arts Center. For complete information on UMKC Spring 2012 Commencement Ceremonies, including robing instructions, please visit the UMKC Commencement website.

About the University of Missouri-Kansas City

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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