Hooding Ceremony: Event Updates

The KU School of Law will host a virtual hooding ceremony for the Class of 2021. Please find more information about the virtual recognition ceremony and preparations for graduation on this page.

All Lawrence and Edwards school, unit and department recognition events will be held virtually this spring. This includes the hooding ceremony for the School of Law.

Graduates are invited to participate in an individual "hooding by appointment" this spring. More details about how to schedule an appointment and have your photo taken will be shared by email. The law school is not able to host family and friends as part of the hooding by appointment. This option will be available for graduates in the Class of 2021 and Class of 2020.

KU Commencement: Event Updates

The university plans to host in-person Commencement ceremonies in May, both for this year’s graduates and the Class of 2020 in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

  • Commencement activities for the Class of 2021 are planned for Sunday, May 16.
  • Commencement activities for the Class of 2020 are planned for Sunday, May 23.

Registration and tickets will be required for these in-person events. Graduates must register by April 4 at to participate in Commencement.

More information about Commencement ceremonies will be posted at

Please keep in mind that these plans are subject to change based on evolving circumstances and the latest guidance from health officials.

Graduation and Hooding Ceremony Checklist

Steps to Complete with the Career Services Office

The Career Services Office will conduct exit interviews with each member of the graduating class starting on March 22. These meetings will be scheduled through Symplicity using the Career Counseling module. More information about how to schedule an appointment will be shared by email with the graduating class. 

Voting for Hooder and Marshals

The third-year class votes and selects faculty members to serve as the Marshals and the Hooder. Congratulations to the 2021 Hooder and Marshals:

  • Hooder: Professor Tom Stacy
  • Marshals: Professor Rick Levy and Professor Kyle Velte
  • Banner Carrier: Howard Mahan

Announcement Cards

Graduation announcements are available to order through the KU Bookstore.

Graduation Regalia

Regalia (hood, robe, tam and tassel) will be available for purchase from the Kansas Union Bookstore. For more information, visit the KU Bookstore. The law school will purchase a tam and tassel for members of the graduating class. If you did not submit the request form for a tam and tassel, contact Dean Mai.

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Crystal Mai
Associate Dean for Administration