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2019 SPAA Graduation Ceremony

The KU School of Public Affairs and Administration cordially invites you
to attend the 2019 Graduation Ceremony

Saturday, May 18th, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
200 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS 66044

Click here for a PDF of the invitation

Click here for Graduation FAQs

When available, the press release will be found here.

Registration is closed for this event.


Date Saturday, May 18, 2019

Event runs from 2:00-5:00 pm

Reception immediately following the ceremony (4:00-5:00 pm)


Regency Ballroom

DoubleTree Hotel
200 McDonald Drive
Lawrence, KS 66044


Each spring, the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) hosts an annual graduation reception to recognize all of our Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD students who have graduated or are graduating during the current academic year (summer, fall, and spring semesters).

This private event includes an award presentation and graduate recognition, speeches from our faculty and director, hooding ceremony for our MPA and MUP students, and a small reception to follow. We invite families, friends, organizational supervisors, alumni, supporting practitioners, and faculty. We typically receive 150-200 guests. 

*Note: This is separate from the University-wide graduation event (mentioned here >>)

*This is event has changed in format and time from past years. We moved it closer to the KU graduation commencement to better accommodate our students and their families who must travel.


Parking for the DoubleTree is free. Guests may enter at either the main hotel entrance or the convention center entrance.

The parking lot and entrance are all one level and better accommodates those who need mobility access.

Contact Ruth DeWitt (rdewitt@ku.edu) or 785-864-2554

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