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Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Washburn Tech

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Graduation Buffet Details

5:00 p.m. - Washburn Institute of Technology

8:00 p.m. - Washburn Institute of Technology

Washburn University

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Graduation Brunch Buffet Details

8:00 a.m. - School of Applied Studies Certificate and Award Ceremony
White Concert Hall

9:30 a.m. - School of Applied Studies Commencement 
Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center

12:30 p.m. - College of Arts and Sciences Commencement
Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center

3:30 p.m. - School of Business and School of Nursing Commencement 
Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center 

5:30 p.m. - School of Nursing Recognition and Awards Ceremony
White Concert Hall 

6:30 p.m. - School of Law Commencement
Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center

Doors open to the public one hour before each ceremony.

For the master's and undergraduate ceremonies:  
Family and guests - enter through the southeast doors and proceed to Lee Arena.
Students - enter through the southeast doors and report to Petro 125 to pick up name cards.

With respect to all, it is expected that graduates and their family and friends will arrive in time to be in their respective locations prior to the ceremony and remain for the entire event. Each ceremony is expected to last approximately 90 minutes. Please make your plans accordingly.

No tickets are required.  The event is open to the public.

Parking is free on campus.  The closest lots are those surrounding Petro Allied Health Center.  Parking for persons with disabilities is located south of Petro in Lot 5.

University staff will be available to assist guests with special needs.  It is recommended that students and guests requiring assistance and/or special seating send an email to Student Services or call 785.670.1629 at least 2 weeks prior to the ceremony date.

Important Dates

February 1
Last day to file an Application for Graduation with the University Registrar's Office.
If you did not file by the deadline and plan to participate in the spring ceremony, contact the University Registrar. 

February – May 3
Contact the Ichabod Shop for announcements and class rings.

Grad Fair
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Washburn Room, Memorial Union
Purchase caps, gowns, tassels, announcements, rings, and more!
Check out specials on bachelor/associate regalia, diploma frames, and other items.

March 30
Deadline for master's candidates to pre-order cap, gown and hood online or in person at the Ichabod Shop.
Additional shipping charges will apply after this date.

 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. -
Visit the CB Grad booth (announcements) on the main level of Memorial Union

March 27 - May 3
Associate's and bachelor's degree regalia (cap and gown) can be purchased at the Ichabod Shop.

Contact the Ichabod Shop  for any questions regarding the ordering or purchase of regalia (cap and gown). 

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