Graduation at CUKC

CUKC graduation photo

Commencement at Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is an exciting event for all involved. The CUKC faculty and administration are proud of the graduates for their hard work, and are pleased to share the ceremony with them. To ensure that everyone is prepared for the events associated with graduation, we have provided all of the pertinent information below.

Graduation Ceremony

Spring 2019 Graduation

Friday, April 26, at 5 p.m.

Cleveland University-Kansas City
10850 Lowell Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 234-0600

President's Banquet

The CUKC President’s Banquet takes place the evening before graduation. All graduates who plan to attend must RSVP for themselves and all guests joining them. Graduates, once you know who will be attending the banquet with you, please follow this link for details and to RSVP.

Graduate Exit Meeting

Graduate Exit Meeting
Fall 2019 Commencement

Aug. 16, 2019 • 11:30 a.m. • Room 2088

The Graduate Exit Meeting at Cleveland University-Kansas City is the last meeting the entire graduating class will share before commencement. During the meeting, students handle a variety of administrative duties associated with completing their degree program.

• The class votes on information for the commencement program and decides on the details pertaining to The President's Banquet

• The official, cap and gown head shot photo is taken

• The white coat photo for the President's Banquet is taken

• Cap and gown measurements are recorded

• A biographical form is completed

• All students receive a checklist of final tasks that must be completed before graduation

• Students must also complete the online Graduate Exit Survey before scheduling their required Graduate Exit Interview.

Graduation Resources

Find custom CUKC diploma frames here from

Order additional thank you notes and announcements from

Visit our online bookstore here for CUKC apparel.

To order additional graduation photos contact JL Portraits at or (816) 229-8597.


In a partnership with the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center, the University has reserved a block of rooms for the CUKC commencement. Simply click the link below to make your hotel reservation.

Other hotel options in Overland Park can be found here.

Recorded Commencement Ceremonies


What should we wear to the graduation ceremony and the President’s Banquet?

Business-casual attire is acceptable for both of these events.

Is there a guest limit for the graduation ceremony?

At this time, there is not a guest limit for the graduation ceremony.

Where do I find the graduation exit surveys?

Here are links to the surveys:

When and where do I get my diploma?

Your diploma will be available for pick-up from the Office of Student Affairs about a week after graduation.

Is anyone recording the graduation ceremony?

CUKC intends to record and live-stream the graduation ceremony on The recording of the ceremony will be available on Facebook after the event, and also accessible on our website.

What hashtags should my friends and family use on social media for graduation?

Follow CUKC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @ClevelandUnivKC and share your graduation photos by tagging CUKC or using the hashtags #CUKCproud #CUKCgrad.

Where can I find photos and video from recent CUKC graduation ceremonies?

Beginning with the Spring 2018 graduation ceremony, you can find photos and video from the ceremonies here:

Spring 2018

Summer 2018