Commencement is an exciting time at the law school, and we are excited to celebrate your hard work and achievements! Please ensure you have met all deadlines and requirements for graduation. The university’s commencement website has important updates and instructions for graduating students as well as family and friends.
Law School Commencement Ceremony
The law school holds its ceremony at the Swinney Recreation Center on the Volker Campus. Tickets are NOT required for this event, however you are asked to RSVP to ensure adequate programs and staff is available. Details regarding preparations for graduation day are available here (PDF). For additional information, please contact Jean Klosterman.
Prior to the commencement ceremony the School of Law will host a Recognition Ceremony at the Law School. The recognition ceremony is followed by a brief reception for graduates and their guests. Details regarding preparations for graduation day are available here (PDF). For additional information, please contact Tina Melville.
Dates at a Glance
February 14, 2014 - Application for Graduation Deadline
March 18 and March 19, 2014 - Grad Fair (University Bookstore)
May 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm Baccalaureate Service (Central United Methodist Church)
May 16, 2014 - 6:00 pm Awards Ceremony (Student Union Theater)
May 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm (doors open a 3:00 pm) Commencement and Hooding (Swinney Recreation Center)
May 17, 2014 - immediately following ceremony Commencement Reception (Outside Swinney Recreation Center)
For more detailed information about the events May 16-17, click here.
Watch Live Stream of Commencement & Awards Ceremonies
UMKC will be providing a live stream of the 2014 School of Law Awards Ceremony May 16 at 6:00 pm as well as the Commencement Ceremony May 17 at 4:00 pm. You can view these live streams by visiting the university's streaming video page.