Congratulations Class of 2014 on this milestone in completing your degree.
Ceremonies are scheduled for Thursday, May 15, 2014: Time TBD
Robing & Line up for all students – Pierson Auditorium
Graduation for all SoNHS students- Swinney Recreation
Reception for all students (Sponsored by the SNA) – Pierson Auditorium
All parking is complimentary. Please leave all personal items with family members or other guests as there is no secure place for them to be stored during the ceremony.
Select Photo-Grapics are scheduled to be here on Tuesday, February 11th in room HSB 4302 from 12:00-3:00 pm.
The sitting fee every student will have to pay to be photographed is $30. That will get you four 3×4 preview prints and a 12×16 miniature composite. Please see the form for additional information on the packages that are offered to you.
PLEASE WEAR A BLACK TOP ONLY FOR YOUR PHOTO
Purchasing Regalia/Ordering Announcements
Students should plan to attend the Grad Fair held in the UMKC Volker Bookstore on Tuesday, March 18th and Wednesday, March 19th to purchase and/or order regalia, announcements, etc. The bookstore offers a 10% discount on those two dates. If you order on-line during those two days you will receive the 10% discount too. The academic dress for the Health Sciences degree must be purchased. The tassel color for BHS degrees is Sage Green.
Tassel Health Sciences Sage Green with Year Charm-Price: $3.99
Bachelor Cap & Gown Set-Price: $24.99
Graduation cap for all degrees-Price: $4.99
Sage Green Stole price: TBD
Caps are worn horizontally, with the tassel on the right side.
Women wear caps throughout the ceremony-Men remove caps for the National Anthem.
Please wear caps during the rest of the ceremony and the recessional.
DNP and Ph.D. students carry their hoods over their right arms until they cross the stage and are officially hooded.
To help us ensure that there are plenty of seats for both students and their guests you must RSVP to the Commencement website AND to Brenda Riggs by April 11th. When responding to the RSVP site, please include the phonetic pronunciation of your full name to help announcers correctly announce your name during the ceremony. No tickets are required.
Robing and Schedule
Arrive at Pierson Auditorium no later than TBD. Robing, line-up, and instructions for the ceremony will take place prior to the ceremony. There will be someone there to assist the MSN students with their hoods. Doctoral graduates should carry their hood draped over their right arm.
At approximately TBD you will receive instructions on how to walk in processional, where to sit in Swinney Recreation Center and how to walk across the stage for the reading of names. Normally the noise level in the robing room is high. When you are asked to pay attention and listen to instructions, please do so.
Maps and directions available online: http://www.umkc.edu/maps/
If you anticipate your guests needing special arrangements such as wheelchair access or assistance for the hearing impaired, please note this on the RSVP website and also contact Brenda Riggs at email@example.com.UMKC police will be on hand to direct vehicles with access needs on the day of commencement.
All diplomas are printed as portrait style. Undergraduate and graduate diplomas are 8 1/2 by 11 inches. The diplomas for the professional degrees (law, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy) are 14 by 17 inches.
Diplomas may be picked up in person beginning 40 days following the last final exam for the semester. They are located in the UMKC Registration and Records Office at 5115 Oak St., 115 Administrative Center. Students must present photo identification to pick up their diplomas.
Diplomas not picked up in person will be mailed to students beginning 55 days following the last final exam using the address supplied on the application for graduation form.