• 2020 Commencement Schedule

    UMKC - Swinney Hall

    School

    Paseo Academy

    Southeast/ACPREP

    Lincoln College Preparatory

    Central High

    Northeast High

    East High

    Date

    May 18, 2020

    May 18, 2020

    May 18, 2020

    May 19, 2020

    May 19, 2020

    May 19, 2020

    Time

    1:30 PM

    4:30 PM

    7:30 PM

    1:30 PM

    4:30 PM

    7:30 PM

     

    PROHIBITED ITEMS: Silly string, balloons, flowers, horns, whistles, noise markers, cowbells, etc. will not be permitted! Food and drink are not allowed in Swinney Recreation Center or Pierson Auditorium. Please ask your family members to leave any and all gifts in the car and share with you after the ceremony.

    Accessibility

    There are disability parking spaces available at the Student Success Center that serve Pierson Auditorium, as well as Swinney Recreation Center. The Student Success Center/Pierson Auditorium is handicapped accessible via the north/east entrance. The north entrance of Swinney Recreation Center is handicapped accessible via a circular drive. Please drop off those who need individual assistance at the front before parking.

    Parking

    Parking Map for UMKC Swinney Hall

    Guests

    Doors open 1 hour prior to the commencement ceremonies. Tickets stubs will be collected at the doors. Individuals without tickets will NOT be allowed to enter. Seating is first come, first serve. Tickets do not designate an assigned seat. Infants and toddlers do not require a ticket.

    Robing Areas

    Students robe in Pierson Auditorium located in the Atterbury Success Center directly across from Swinney Hall. Only staff and seniors are allowed in this area. Staff will direct students to robing areas, restrooms, etc.

    **NOTHING should be left in the ROBING area. Bags, purses, or any other items will NOT be watched or stored. Students should leave these items with their guests because staff will NOT be supervising this room.**

    Swinney Hall must be vacated immediately after the ceremony to prepare for the next commencement.