2018 SPAA Graduation Banquet

The KU School of Public Affairs and Administration cordially invites you to attend the 2018 Graduation Banquet
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6:30pm
​KU Memorial Union, 5th Floor Ballroom
1301 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, KS 66045

Click here for a PDF of the invitation
When available, the press release will be found here.

Date Friday, April 27, 2018

Doors open at 6:00 pm (a cash bar with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available)

Event starts at 6:30 pm

The banquet will end no later than 9 pm


​KU Memorial Union, 5th Floor Ballroom

1301 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, KS 66045


Each spring, the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) hosts an annual graduation reception and banquet 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 a dinner, award presentation, speeches from our faculty and director, a processional, and our own hooding ceremony. 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 >>)

  • The banquet is complimentary to our graduates
  • Guest: $25
  • Current SPAA Students: $15
  • Children ages 2-10: $10
  • Children under the age of 2: Free

Guest & current student registration is required for a headcount for catering and banquet setup. Payment by card is due at the time of registration.

Registration deadline is Friday, April 20th, 2018


The Mississippi Street Garage is connected to the Kansas Union. If you look for the Mississippi Street Garage on the KU Parking Map, it’s at about K# and is an orange block with a listing of MISSPG.

Visitor parking prices (and other information) is on the KU Parking website (The Mississippi Garage is $1.75 for the first hour and $1.50 per hour for all subsequent hours.) If you need to talk to the Parking Office (785-864-PARK) during their office hours, their hours are listed at the bottom of their website.

Paying for the Mississippi Garage can be done by credit card as you exit or by cash payment through the machines located on the 4th level of the parking garage in the stairwell/elevator area.

Please do not attempt to park in any of the apartment complex lots or any of the lots on campus (other than the parking garage) as these are heavily enforced restricted lots and you will be ticketed and/or towed.

Contact Kristina Clark kristinaclark@ku.edu or 785-864-9090

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