Commencement Activities

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Savior Pastoral Center | 12601 Parallel Parkway | Kansas City, KS 66109

Commencement Ceremony (Associate, Bachelor's, Nursing, Gateway to College)

9:00 a.m. - Graduates arrive in cap & gown and proceed to meeting area for check-in. Family and guest may be seated in the Chapel (ticketed seating) or Keleher Center (overflow seating).
9:15 a.m. - Official group portrait of graduating class.
10:00 a.m. - Ceremony begins.

Nursing Pining Ceremony 

1:30 p.m. - Ceremony begins.


Friday, May 11, 2018
Donnelly College Meeting Room | 608 North 18th Street | Kansas City, KS 66102

Ceremony Ticket Pick-Up

Time to be announced - Each graduate will be issued a pre-determined number of tickets for their family and friends to be seated at Commencement. Overflow seating will be available for additional guests. 

Individual Portraits

Time to be announced - Professional portraits of you in your cap and gown will be taken and available for purchase.

Ecumenical Prayer Service (non-denominational)

2:45 p.m. - Graduates line up in cap and gown. 
3:00 p.m. - Prayer Service begins in the Meeting Room.
4:00 p.m. - Prayer Service reception begins in the Event Center.


Monday, June 30, - Friday, May 4, 2018
Donnelly College Business Office

Cap and Gown Pick-up

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



Did you miss 2017 commencement? Ceremony may be viewed here.

View and download photos here.