The School of Engineering hosts the Engineering Recognition Ceremony in the fall and spring semesters, for all graduating engineering students. The fall ceremony takes place on the Saturday before finals week in December, in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall. The spring ceremony is held the Saturday before the University Commencement in May, in Allen Fieldhouse. Students will be invited to attend the ceremony in the semester in which they graduate, based on their application for graduation in Enroll & Pay. Summer graduates may attend either ceremony. Students must RSVP at least three weeks prior to the ceremony date to attend. If you miss the deadline, your name may not be included in the ceremony program, and you should contact the School of Engineering Dean's Office in order to attend.
The university hosts the University of Kansas Commencement in the spring semester. All students who have graduated in that class (which includes summer, fall, and spring graduates) are invited to attend the university’s official ceremony, which takes place the Sunday after finals in the spring semester. Doctoral students are also invited to attend the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony hosted by the KU Office of Graduate Studies in the spring.