CONGRATULATIONS | Celebrate Your Graduation
Commencement Ceremonies | Sunday, Dec. 15
1 p.m. | Undergraduate Degrees
College of Arts & Sciences
School of Education
School of Nursing
School of Professional & Graduate Studies
4 p.m. | Graduate Degrees
School of Education | Doctoral and Master’s Degrees
School of Professional & Graduate Studies | Master’s Degrees
December 2019 Commencement Events
School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony | Friday, Dec. 13
School of Nursing graduates and their friends and family are invited to the Pinning Ceremony, 5:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW Eighth Ave., Topeka.
Commencement Brunch | details to come
Toast & Hooding Rehearsal for Ed.D. Degree Candidates | Sunday, Dec. 15
A celebratory toast and hooding rehearsal will be held at 3:15 p.m. in the lobby of Rice Auditorium (404 Eighth St.) before the graduate degree ceremony.
Information for Graduates
Announcements & Class Rings
All graduates may order announcements and class rings from Herff Jones.
Cap & Gown
Graduates and degree candidates who plan to participate in the commencement ceremony must place their cap and gown order online from Herff Jones.
The following deadlines apply:
- May commencement: March 15
- December commencement: October 15
- After these deadlines, please contact the Baker bookstore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785.594.8315 for cap and gown availability.
If family members take personal photographs, they should avoid disrupting the flow of graduates as they return to their seats after receiving their diploma covers and should take care to not obscure the view of audience members and other commencement guests.
Commencement Ceremony DVD
Cinematic Visions will livestream the commencement ceremonies and offer DVDs for $20. Order DVD online.
Seating for guests in wheelchairs or for whom walking is difficult is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Candidates for degrees must arrive no later than 30 minutes before their commencement ceremony. Please allow sufficient time to travel to Baldwin City, find parking and arrive at Mabee Gymnasium (second floor of Mabee Memorial Hall, southwest of the corner of Sixth and Fremont streets) with cap and gown at least 30 minutes before your ceremony.
Details to come.