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Because of COVID-19 health and safety precautions, schools and departments at KU will not have in-person recognition ceremonies in the spring of 2021, however KU has scheduled outdoor Commencement ceremonies. The J-School will have an online video recognition for the Class of 2021 in May to be posted close to the day of Commencement. KU outdoor Commencement ceremonies in Memorial Stadium are on these dates:

  • Class of 2021: May 16
  • Class of 2020: May 23

Please follow the KU and School of Journalism and Mass Communications social media channels for more information about these events as details become available and check the KU Commencement website.

Recognition messages from May 2020

Please enjoy these video messages from Dean Brill and faculty and staff. Also:

  • See the full list of 2020 graduates here.
  • Read 2020 senior reflections here.
  • Watch alumni messages to the class of 2020 here.

Dean Ann M. Brill

Scott Reinardy

Genelle Belmas

Peter Bobkowski

Gerri Berendzen

Carol Holstead

David Johnston

Lisa Loewen

Chuck Marsh

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