The University of Kansas School of Engineering Recognition Ceremony will be from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 16, at Allen Fieldhouse, 1651 Naismith Dr. The event honors students who have applied to graduate during the spring and summer semesters. A reception for graduates, their family and friends, faculty and staff will take place in an open-air tent south of Hoglund Ballpark near Oliver Hall immediately after the ceremony.
It’s a great day made even more joyous when we all know what to expect.
The event starts promptly at 8 a.m. Tickets for guests are not required. Special seating has been reserved for guests with limited mobility; however, to ensure all guests with mobility concerns are accommodated, we ask that parties limit their use of reserved seating to those who need it and one additional companion. Guests who can comfortably use stairs are encouraged to seat themselves higher. Those who have not already done so should please email the School of Engineering of guests with special needs.
Due to the ongoing construction on at the Allen Fieldhouse, there will be no seating available to the east of the court. There will still be ample seating in all other areas.
The School of Education ceremony begins shortly after the conclusion of the School of Engineering ceremony. To better accommodate all KU graduates, guests are asked to meet their graduate at the reception area. In the event of inclement weather the reception will be canceled.
Parking is available near Allen Fieldhouse. A complete KU parking map is available here.
Guests are encouraged to use Lot 90 to the east of Allen Fieldhouse. A limited number of additional parking spaces will be available in Lot 112 and Lot 127 to the south of Hoglund Ballpark near Oliver Hall. Handicap parking spaces are available in Lot 70 and Lot 71 immediately south of Allen Fieldhouse. Additionally, Allen Fieldhouse Drive will be open to allow drop-off of friends and family with limited mobility. Those attending the ceremony are advised to avoid using the parking garage north of Allen Fieldhouse. KU Parking and Transit has announced that the Allen Fieldhouse Garage will be open and free for all guests on May 16 and May 17. However, because a different ceremony is scheduled in the Fieldhouse at 10:30 a.m., significant delays are expected at the exits at the conclusion of the engineering ceremony. There will also be a reduced number of available spaces in the parking garage this year due to construction of the DeBruce Center.
Learn more about other Commencement weekend events.