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2020 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 PhD students who have graduated or are graduating during the current academic year (summer, fall, and spring semesters).  Due to concerns surrounding the COVID virus, 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!  We need your help.  We are asking you to submit a photo of yourself and a favorite quote or memory by APRIL 16, 2020Please click here to submit your information.

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

In the comfort of your favorite spot! 

Click here for a PDF of the invitation

When available, the press release will be found here.

Date Saturday, May 16, 2020 | 2:00 PM CST  At this time, the link will be available to watch our pre-recorded ceremony honoring our graduates. 

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 16 (when our ceremony was going to take place)


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


*Note: On April 2, the University has postponed its 2020 Graduation Ceremony originally scheduled for May 17.  They are hoping to have an event in late summer or early fall.  You can follow the information through the commencement website.


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

Contact Lacee Hanson Newton (lacee@ku.edu) or 785-864-2554

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