Commencement

Kansas City Area May 2018 Commencement

Community of Christ AuditoriumSaturday, May 12, 10 a.m.
Community of Christ Auditorium
1001 W. Walnut, Independence, MO 64050

The Kansas City Area May 2018 Commencement ceremony will be held at the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut, Independence, Mo., on Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m.

Students are asked to arrive no later than 9 a.m. to register and prepare for the ceremony. There are no restrictions as to the number of guests you may invite. Please note that the ceremony usually lasts about two hours.

View a map of the Independence, Mo., area.

Graduates, family and friends should review the December 2017 Commencement Handbook for a general schedule of events, information on the ceremony, caps and gowns, photographs, directions to the auditorium, live broadcast and other pertinent information. (Note: The document will be updated for the May 2018 event in the spring.)

For family/friends of graduates who are unable to attend Commencement, the ceremony will be live streamed for free via the University's video portal.



Michael CollinsThe keynote speaker for the December 2017 commencement ceremony was Michael Collins, president and chief executive officer of the Port Authority of Kansas City, Mo., and a member of the Park University Board of Trustees. Collins is also a 2004 Park graduate.

Read Collins' keynote address.

News release announcing the December 2017 Kansas City Area graduates.

Photos from the December 2017 Kansas City Area Commencement event.