Campus beauty shot of the chapel

Commencement Ceremonies

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Liston Stadium (725 First Street)

1 p.m. Ceremony

College of Arts and Sciences
School of Education: Bachelor’s degrees
School of Nursing: Bachelor’s degrees

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4 p.m. Ceremony

School of Education: Master’s and doctoral degrees
School of Nursing: Master’s degrees
School of Professional and Graduate Studies: All degrees

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Ceremonies will be held outdoors, rain or shine, at Liston Stadium (725 First Street). Graduates and guests should plan accordingly with sunscreen, umbrellas, and appropriate shoes. Of note for graduates: high heels will not be permitted on the field inside the stadium (diameter of heel must be 2” x 2” or greater).

Severe Weather

In case of severe weather (lightening, hail, strong winds), commencement ceremonies will be held in the George F. Collins Jr. Sports & Convention Center (524 Sixth Street) with limited seating*. All other guests will be directed to Rice Auditorium (404 Eighth Street) to view the livestream of the ceremony.

Weather updates will be posted here, as well as emailed to graduates at their Baker email address in as timely a manner as possible. We appreciate your understanding as Kansas weather can be unpredictable. It is possible a decision to change the location could be made within hours of the ceremony. We will do our best to make the safest decision in the quickest amount of time.

*Collins Gym limited seating: Graduates should refer to their graduate communications on indoor-seating regulations or contact the Academic Affairs Office at