Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m.
Community of Christ Auditorium
1001 W. Walnut, Independence, MO 64050
The Kansas City Area May 2017 Commencement ceremony will be held at the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut, Independence, Mo., on Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m. (NOTE: This is an hour earlier than previous ceremonies.)
Students are asked to arrive no later than 9 a.m. to register and prepare for the ceremony. There are no restrictions as to the number of guests you may invite. Please note that the ceremony usually lasts about two hours.
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Graduates, family and friends should review the May 2017 Commencement Handbook for a general schedule of events (noting events will now be one hour earlier), information on the ceremony, caps and gowns, photographs, directions to the auditorium, live broadcast and other pertinent information.
For family/friends of graduates who are unable to attend Commencement, the ceremony will be live streamed for free via the University's video portal.