CONGRATULATIONS | Celebrate Your Graduation
Saturday, May 12, 2018
10:30 a.m. | Undergraduate Degrees
School of Professional & Graduate Studies
1:30 p.m. | Master’s & Doctoral Degrees
School of Professional & Graduate Studies, School of Education, School of Nursing
Sunday, May 20, 2018
1 p.m. | Undergraduate Degrees
College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing
Commencement Brunch | Saturday, May 12
All who are celebrating commencement day are invited to attend brunch at 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 ticket.
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 | Saturday, May 12
A celebratory toast and hooding rehearsal will be held at 12:45 p.m. in the Holt-Russell Gallery upstairs in Parmenter Hall before the School of Education Graduate Degree Ceremony.
School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony | Friday, May 18
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.
Baccalaureate Worship Service | Sunday, May 20
The Rev. Kevin Hopkins, minster to the university, will hold a brief worship service for graduates and their families at 10:45 a.m. at the Baldwin First United Methodist Church at the corner of Eighth and Grove streets. Graduates and faculty will robe and march. The Rev. David Livingston, ’95, Zeta Chi, and pastor at St. Paul United Methodsit Church in Lenexa, Kansas, will speak.
Commencement Brunch | Sunday, May 20
All who are celebrating commencement day are invited to attend brunch at the Susanne Richardson Teel Dining Hall in the Long Student Center, at the corner of Sixth and Dearborn streets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Graduates will be honored guests of the university and will receive a complimentary ticket.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Quayle Bible Collection
Collins Library | 518 Eighth Street
Saturday, May 12 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 13 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 19 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 20 | 9 a.m. – Noon
Collins Library, Room 141 | 518 Eighth Street
Saturday, May 12 | 8 a.m. – Noon
Saturday, May 19 | 8 a.m. – Noon
P.O. Box 65 Baldwin City, KS 66006 785-594-6451