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2021 SPAA Graduation Ceremony

Each spring, the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) hosts an annual graduation reception to recognize all of our Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral students who have graduated or are graduating during the current academic year (summer, fall, and spring semesters).  Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel our in-person ceremony this year.  While difficult, we feel strongly that our decision is the best one to ensure the continued good health and safety of you, your families, and all of SPAA.

Graduates!  Click Here (or the invite below) to Watch the Virtual Graduation Ceremony! 

Saturday, May 15th, 2021 2:00 PM

In the comfort of your favorite spot! 

Graduation invite

Date Saturday, May 15, 2021 | 2:00 PM CST  We will be using the YouTube Premiere function.  Tune in around 2:00 PM for a community viewing of our pre-recorded ceremony!  While it won't be available to watch BEFORE 2:00 pm on Saturday, you can watch on-demand anytime after the premiere.   

The ceremony will be available via a shareable link to watch whenever it is most convenient to you and however many times you'd like. The link will be ready at 2:00 pm on May 15.


Of your choosing! Make yourself comfortable, grab your vaccinated friends and family, your favorite beverage, and some snacks and sit back and enjoy.


The University is offering a chance to walk down the hill in person on May 16 for 2021 graduates, May 20 for 2020 graduates.  This is a separate event from SPAA graduation.  You can follow the information through the University's commencement website.


Well, here's an advantage - no pesky parking issues this time! 

Contact Lacee Hanson Newton (lacee@ku.edu) or Ruth DeWitt (rdewitt@ku.edu

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