CONGRATULATIONS | Celebrate Your Graduation
Winter Ceremony | Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018
1 p.m. | All Associate & Bachelor’s Degrees
College of Arts & Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Professional & Graduate Studies, School of Education
3:15 p.m. | Doctoral Toast & Hooding Rehearsal | Rice Auditorium Lobby
4 p.m. | Master’s & Doctoral Degrees
School of Professional & Graduate Studies, School of Education
December 2018 Commencement Events
School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony | December 14
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 | December 16
All who are celebrating commencement day are invited to attend brunch in the Susanne Richardson Teel Dining Hall in the Long Student Center, at the corner of Sixth and Dearborn streets from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Graduates will be honored guests of the university and will receive a complimentary meal.
Friends and family are welcome to attend for a fee, which will be paid at the door. Adults: $9.25, Children 2-6: $4, Children under 2: free. No reservations are necessary.
Toast & Hooding Rehearsal for Ed.D. Degree Candidates | December 16
A celebratory toast and hooding rehearsal will be held at 3:15 p.m. in the Rice Auditorium lobby before the School of Education graduate degree ceremony.
Commencement | May 2019
Saturday, May 11 | 10:30 a.m.
School of Professional & Graduate Studies | Bachelor’s, Master’s Degrees
School of Education | Master’s, Doctoral Degrees
School of Nursing | Master’s Degrees
Sunday, May 19 | 1 p.m.
College of Arts & Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Education | Bachelor’s Degrees
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.
University marshals and administrators seated at the podium will direct and lead candidates for degrees during the commencement ceremony. Follow the directions of the university marshals. All candidates for degrees should wear their mortarboard tassels on the right side until signaled to move the tassel during the commencement ceremony.
Quayle Bible Collection
Collins Library | 518 Eighth Street
Saturday, Dec. 15 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16 | 9 a.m. – Noon
Parmenter Hall | 706 Dearborn Street
Senior Capstone Exhibit for Graduating Seniors in Studio Art, “Inertia: Works by Mary Tusten”
Sunday, Dec. 16 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
P.O. Box 65 Baldwin City, KS 66006 785-594-6451