Commencement - Class of 2021

Faculty Information


As faculty members, you are an integral part of this celebration. KC and Joplin faculty are required to attend the commencement activities to celebrate the graduating COM and COB Classes of 2021.

Please notify the Provost should you be unable to attend. Contact Dr. Ed O’Connor at eoconnor@kansascity.edu and commencement@kansascity.edu by April 1, 2021 to be excused from the following events:

Kansas City Celebration Picnic

Friday, May 7, 2021
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
KCU-KC Campus
Tent, TBD

Kansas City Commencement Line-up

Saturday, May 8, 2021
8:00 a.m.
Municipal Auditorium, Exhibition Hall
301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 8, 2021
9:00 a.m. - noon
Municipal Auditorium
301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, Missouri

Joplin Commencement Line-up

Sunday, May 9, 2021
12:00 p.m.
MSSU Legget & Platt Athletic Center(tentatively)
3 Lion Pride Ln., Joplin, Missouri 64801

Joplin Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 9, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
MSSU Legget & Platt Athletic Center (tentatively)
3 Lion Pride Ln., Joplin, Missouri 64801

Joplin Celebration Picnic

Sunday, May 9, 2021
Immediately following Commencement
KCU-Joplin Campus/ Mercy Park
Tent, TBD

Regalia

Current Faculty:

  • Please wear your previously purchased regalia.
    • Check your regalia and confirm you still have all garments (hood, gown, tam/mortar board, tassel).
    • Notify jcriss@kansascity.edu immediately, if you have any issues.
    • Please take a moment to steam/press your own regalia before May 8-9.

New Faculty:

  • You will receive an email from University Relations (UR) in January to gather your regalia information. Please reply promptly with confirmation of your order (no later than February 1, 2021).
    • Your regalia will available for pick up the week of Commencement. The regalia is yours to keep for future years. Additional details to come from UR closer to graduation.
    • Check your regalia and confirm you have received the correct garments. Notify jcriss@kansascity.edu immediately, if you have any issues.
    • Please take a moment to steam/press your own regalia before May 8-9.