The School of Social Welfare Graduation Recognition Ceremonies honoring graduating undergraduates, master's and doctoral students will be held Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Lied Center.
Bachelor of Social Work Recognition Ceremony
Friday, May 17, 2013
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Master's of Social Work Hooding Ceremony and Ph.D. Recognition
Friday, May 17, 2013
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
The University of Kansas Commencement Ceremony will be held Sunday, May 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.
The Graduation Recognition Ceremonies are formal events requiring the proper regalia. All graduates will be asked to walk across the stage in caps, gowns, tassels and hoods to be recognized. All these items may be purchased at the KU Bookstore on either campus. For BSW graduates, your cap and gown should be black. The tassel will be citron, the color for the academic discipline of social work. For MSW students, your cap, tassel and gown should be black. The hood will be citron, the color for the academic discipline of social work. You will need to bring your hood for the hooding ceremony. All items can be ordered at the KU Bookstores.
Doctoral candidates will be seated on stage during the master's recognition ceremony and will be recognized during the ceremony. Doctoral candidates wear a doctoral gown, doctoral hood and an eight sided velvet tam with black stubby tassel. The hood will be crimson and blue, the official colors of the University of Kansas. The official university Doctoral Hooding Ceremony will take place Saturday, May 18 at 3:30 p.m. at the Lied Center. Visit Graduate Studies for more information.
- You must apply for graduation (AFG) on Enroll &
Pay. May grads must apply by March 1. If you have not yet
applied for graduation on Enroll & Pay, you must do it by the
deadline or your degree cannot be certified and you will not
Note: Completing the AFG does not mean course requirements are complete and your graduation is approved. You must contact your respective schools to finalize details.
- We do NOT require tickets for your guests. The Lied Center
is a lovely indoor facility that accommodates 1500 people. There
is plenty of parking available and the building is completely
accessible. See a Lied Center usher for the following,
wheelchair accessible seating areas, aisle seating for guests
who require assistance in walking, listening aid equipment and
seating, and/or available seating closer to the stage for
visually impaired guests who arrive when the auditorium doors
open. If you are in need of an accommodation due to a
disability, please submit your request at least 14 days in
advance of the event to Valerie Hawley at
or TTY 711.
- To participate in the graduation ceremony, you MUST wear a
cap, gown, tassel and hood. B.S.W. tassels are citron and M.S.W.
tassels are black and hoods are citron. Information for students
on caps and gowns, diplomas, announcements and other graduation
information can be found on the KU
- BSW graduates report to the west doors of the Lied Center by
Noon and MSW graduates and Ph.D. candidates report to the west
doors of the Lied Center by 2:45 p.m. on Friday, May 17. Please
do not be late. Please wear your caps and gowns and if you have
a hood, please carry it with you. Once you arrive, school staff
and faculty will direct you. You will pick up your name card at
this time. The name cards are used to announce your name as you
cross the stage and identify you in your graduation photo. NOTE:
IF YOU FEEL THAT YOUR NAME MAY BE MISPRONOUNCED, PLEASE MAKE
PHONETIC PRONUNCIATION MARKS ON THE NAME CARD TO HELP THE
- During the recognition part of the program, you will hand
your name card to the announcer on the stage; your name will be
read as you cross the stage and shake hands with Dean Kondrat.
If you are a master's graduate, you will carry your hood in your
right arm and hand your name card to the announcer on the stage.
When you cross the stage, you will stop and hand your hood to
the faculty hooders. They will perform the hooding then you will
cross the stage to shake hands with Dean Kondrat.
- Photographers will take your picture on stage and photos
will be available for you to
- At the end of the program, there will be a faculty recessional, followed by a student recessional. (Just follow the leader.)
If you have any questions about the event, please contact the School of Social Welfare at 785-864-4720