Town Hall Q&A 2-7-22

For the medical school graduation, is there a limit to the number of guests the graduates can bring? Will graduation be streamed for people who can’t make the ceremony in person?

Is there a limit to the number of guests we can bring for the hooding ceremony?

Will the hooding ceremony be live streamed?



Before I answer the question, I want to remind all senior students that your class officers are involved in planning the SOM event.  Please share your thoughts and suggestions with them.

Here is a summary answer for you, and more information will be shared as it becomes available:


Graduation Celebration Events:

  • UMKC School of Medicine Achievement Ceremony at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts Helzberg Hall.
    • Friday, May 13, 2022: 3pm – 5pm.
      • The venue requires the event to be ticketed. To ensure fair opportunity for graduates and their guests, we anticipate a limit of 8 tickets per graduate (graduates will not need a ticket)
      • This event is School of Medicine specific. With the feedback from your class representatives, this event is intended to be a student-centered celebration of all of your accomplishments!
        • This event will include traditional aspects of graduation weekend such as:
          • Hooding (as applicable)
          • Senior award acknowledgement
          • Recognition of membership (AOA, Gold Humanism, etc)
          • Recognition of residency destination or future plans
          • Title of dissertation
  • UMKC University-wide Commencement ceremony at Kauffman Stadium. “Commencement at the K”
    • Sunday, May 15th, 2022: 10am.
      • This event is being organized by Special Events on Volker campus. This is the official UMKC commencement ceremony.
      • At this time, I don’t anticipate a limit to the number of guests.

The plan is for both events to be live-streamed