KU Commencement – Recognition Ceremonies 2016

Every year, the Lied Center is proud to be a part of the University’s celebration of academic achievement by serving as host for several recognition ceremonies. Listed below is the full schedule of ceremonies held at the Lied Center, as well as a link to KU’s online Commencement guide. Rock Chalk!

Friday, May 13, 2016

  • 1:00 pm — School of Social Welfare (Master’s)
  • 3:30 pm — School of Social Welfare (Bachelor’s)
  • 6:00 pm — School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Saturday, May 14, 2016

  • 8:30 am — School of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • 10:30 am — College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (tickets required) —   Watch live via Webcast
  • 1:00 pm — School of Law (tickets required)
  • 3:30 pm — School of Pharmacy (tickets required)
  • 7:30 pm — Graduate Studies Doctoral Hooding (tickets required) —    Watch live via Webcast

For ticketed events, contact the school or department directly


The University’s comprehensive guide to commencement includes information about regalia, the procession, recognition events, and parking and seating for guests, among other details.

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1600 Stewart Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045

Ticket Office
 785-864-2787
Weekdays: 11 am–6 pm
Performance Day
Open at least one hour prior to all ticketed performances.

Administrative Office
 785-864-3469
Email: lied@ku.edu
Weekdays: 8 am–5 pm

Directions/Parking
 Virtual Tour