Commencement Activities

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Ceremony Ticket Pick up

Immediately following Invocation & Commendations Ceremony - Each graduate will be issued four tickets for their family and friends to be seated at Commencement. Overflow seating will be available for additional guests. Pick up tickets in the Admissions Office. 

Cap and Gown / Stoll Pick up

April 27 - May 1
Donnelly College Business Office

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Bring your student ID to pick up your pre-ordered cap and gown. 

First-Generation stolls will be available for purchase for $5 in the Business Office. 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

4-5:30 p.m. - Professional portraits of you in your cap and gown will be taken and available for purchase in the Donnelly Bistro.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Donnelly College | 608 North 18th Street | Kansas City, KS 66102

The Invocation and Commendations Ceremony is for graduates and their families to honor their academic achievements. 

5:30 p.m. - Donnelly Commons - Heavy hor d' oeuvres and beverages will be served in the Donnelly Commons for graduates and their families. 
Graduates, please dress professionally. At 6:20 p.m., graduates line up in to process to the Event Center. Guests may be seated in the Event Center at 6:20 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - Event Center - Graduate procession begins to Event Center and ceremony begins.

Tickets not required.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Savior Pastoral Center | 12601 Parallel Parkway | Kansas City, KS 66109

This is a combined commencement ceremony for a associate, bachelor's, nursing students. Nursing pinning will take place during this ceremony.

9:00 a.m. - Graduates arrive in cap and gown and proceed to meeting area for check-in. Family and guests may be seated in the Chapel (ticketed seating) or Keleher Center (overflow seating).
9:15 a.m. - Official group portrait of graduating class -- to be displayed at Donnelly College. 
9:45 a.m. - Graduates form procession line and complete name cards. 
10:00 a.m. - Ceremony begins.

Fall 2019 Pinning Ceremony

Donnelly College Event Center | 608 N. 18th Street | Kansas City, KS 66102

This ceremony is for graduates, family and friends to celebrate the transformation from student to nurse. 

December 10, 2019, 5:00 p.m. 

Tickets not required.


Annie Dreher

Coordinator of Academic and Student Affairs

Congratulations 2019 Graduates!


View and download photos of Donnelly College's 2019 Commencement Ceremony and Nursing Pinning Ceremony below.

Commencement Ceremony 
Nursing Pinning Ceremony 


Commencement Ceremony (Starts at 1:00:09) 
Nursing Pinning Ceremony (Starts at 27:05)