Commencement - Class of 2021

Kansas City Schedule of Events

The situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to be fluid and we will remain cautious to protect our campus communities and those we serve. The delivery of the 2021 ceremonies is subject to change. Should it be necessary to shift to a virtual ceremony, that decision will be communicated to you by March 15, 2021. We thank you for your understanding and patience.

Commencement Schedules for Download

Kansas City Schedule

All graduates are required to attend all events, unless otherwise noted by an asterisk (*).
Clarification on events marked with an asterisk (*) is noted in parentheses.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

8 – 8:30 a.m. Graduates Breakfast, sponsored by the Department of Clinical Education
Academic Center, first-floor foyer (AC-1)
8:30 – 9 a.m. Welcome from Dr. Marc Hahn, President and CEO, Dr. Darrin D’Agostino, COM Executive Dean and Dr. Robert White, COB Dean
Academic Center - 200
9 – 9:15 a.m. Alumni Relations Update
9:15 – 9:30 a.m.  Student Services and Registrar Update
9:30 – 10 a.m.  Honors and Awards Presentation
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Financial Aid Presentation (required of any graduates who have received financial aid) *
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Bioethics Dinner (by invitation only) *
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. COM/MBA Dual-Degree Dinner (by invitation only) *
Boulevard Brewery, Muehlebach Suite

Friday, May 7, 2021

9 – 9:30 a.m. Military Commissioning Rehearsal (required for all military graduates) *
Municipal Auditorium 
9:30 – 11 a.m. Student Rehearsal
Municipal Auditorium, Exhibition Hall
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Celebration Picnic on Campus (highly encouraged to attend) *
KCU-KC Campus

Saturday, May 8, 2021

7:20 a.m. Line-up for Class Photos
Municipal Auditorium; Exhibition Hall
7:30 a.m. Class Photos of Graduates
Municipal Auditorium; Exhibition Hall
8 a.m. Doors Open for Guests; Municipal Auditorium
8 – 9 a.m. Line-up for Processional
Municipal Auditorium; Exhibition Hall
9 a.m. – 12 p.m Commencement Ceremony
Municipal Auditorium