Grantham University's 2017 Commencement will be held on Saturday, August 5, in Kansas City, Missouri, at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Muriel Kauffman Theater.

We look forward to seeing you in Kansas City for the festivities. As a reminder, there will be a Meet and Greet event at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, prior to the Commencement on August 4, 2017.

Registration is closed for Commencement 2017.

* Students who have completed their last course as of July 27, 2017, are eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. (Participation in Commencement does not imply or assure degree conferral. Degrees are conferred when all academic requirements have been met. Please note: The University's Application for Graduation is not a registration form for Commencement.

2016 CommencementHighlights

If you registered for the commencement ceremony, your name will automatically appear in the program. You can opt out of the program book by emailing

Ticket Pick Up

Pick up your Commencement tickets at the Meet and Greet at Union Station on Friday, August 4, 2017 or at the lower-level ticket office of the Kauffman Center on Saturday, August 5, 2017, after 10 a.m.

If you have any questions, please email

Friday - August 4, 2017
Meet & Greet

Join us on Friday, August 4, 2017, from 4 - 7 p.m. at Union Station for our annual Meet & Greet. Guests are welcome. It's a great opportunity to meet your Grantham advisors ... mingle with University staff ... shop at the GU Bookstore ... and have a great time.

Union Station
Sprint Festival Plaza - Union Station Main Lobby
30 West Pershing Rd., Kansas City, Missouri, 64108

Saturday - August 5, 2017
Commencement Ceremony

2:00 p.m. (Graduates should arrive at 12:30 p.m. for pre-ceremony instructions.)

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
1601 Broadway Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108


Held immediately following Commencement Ceremony (3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Light refreshments will be served.
Note: There will be handicap-accessible seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please let us know in advance by emailing if you require special accommodations (e.g., a sign language interpreter). Please let us know July 1, 2017.

Ceremony &Reception

The Commencement Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. We ask that you arrive for registration at 12:30 p.m. so we can provide you with instructions and line up for the processional. We anticipate that the ceremony will last about 1½ hours with remarks from our Keynote Speaker; a hooding ceremony for our master’s graduates; remarks from a representative of the Class of 2017; and individual recognition of each graduate.

Complimentary tickets will be required and provided for Commencement. Register for tickets via the commencement registration link. A maximum of 5 guests are allowed per graduate. If you need more than 5 tickets, please email

The reception will take place immediately following the ceremony and will last until about 5:00 p.m. During the reception, graduates and their guests are invited to enjoy complimentary light refreshments while mingling and celebrating with their fellow Grantham alumni and favorite Grantham University Life Changers.

Regalia (Cap & Gown)

When ordering caps and gowns for graduation, the sizes are based on height. Please refer to the sizing chart online with any questions. All orders will contain one cap, one gown and one tassel.

If ordering a Master's gown, please be sure to order the appropriate Master’s hood for your school.

The bookstore does have a limited quantity of larger and smaller sizes in stock. If you have any questions, want to see if those are available, and how to order, please call the bookstore during normal business hours at (816) 245-7003.

All graduation regalia orders must be paid for using a credit card.

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Commencement Fee

The University does not charge a commencement fee, and there is no cost for your guests to attend the ceremony or the reception.

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