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Undergraduate Biology Graduation Recognition Ceremony

2017 Biology Graduation Recognition Ceremony — Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm in Crafton-Preyer Theatre

Seniors ~ Please complete the RSVP form posted online at https://kuub.ku.edu/rsvp-ubp-graduation-recognition-ceremony and return it as soon as possible but no later than Monday, May 1.  RSVP DEADLINE to be included in the program: Monday, May 1st.

Dear Senior,

We cordially invite you and your family to attend our Undergraduate Biology Graduation Recognition Ceremony for graduating biology majors.  This ceremony will honor students planning to graduate in spring, summer, or fall 2017, as well as those who graduated in fall 2016.

This year, the Graduation Recognition Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall.  

To help us plan and to be included in the printed program, please complete the RSVP form posted online at https://kuub.ku.edu/rsvp-ubp-graduation-recognition-ceremony and submit it as soon as possible but no later than Monday, May 1.  If you miss the May 1 deadline, you may certainly participate in the ceremony; however, it may not be possible to list your name in the program.  A review copy of the program will be available in 2045 and 1004 Haworth (BTRC) on May 10 for you to check that your entry is correct.

The Biology faculty and staff enjoy the opportunity to congratulate you personally on your accomplishments and let your family know how much we have appreciated having you as part of KU Biology.  During the ceremony, we will recognize each graduate individually; your name and the degree(s) you have earned will be announced as biology faculty leaders congratulate you.

Tickets are not needed; however, we encourage you to limit your guests to 4-6 so that everyone will be able to enjoy the event comfortably.  The building and theater are accessible, and details for accommodation requests are in the RSVP form linked above.  A card with your name as you would like it to be announced during the ceremony will be available inside Murphy Hall at the check-in station prior to the ceremony.  We ask that you check in at 1 p.m.  The attire is business casual.

Please do not hesitate to contact Jen Weghorst, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Biology,  if you have any questions or if you need more information (phone: 785-864-5883; email: weghorst@ku.edu).  Additional details regarding the ceremony will be posted on our website (www.kuub.ku.edu).  We hope to see you and your family at this event and look forward to sharing this exciting time with you.

Best wishes,

Susan Egan
Professor and Chair
Molecular Biosciences
Chris Haufler
Professor and Chair
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Greg Burg
Undergraduate Biology


Degrees offered through KU Biology:

B.A. Biochemistry, B.S. Biochemistry, B.A. Biology, B.S. Biology (Cell Biology; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology; Genetics; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Neurobiology; Organismal Biology; and Teaching Biology), B.A. Human Biology (Anthropology, Applied Behavioral Science, Biology, Psychology, and Speech-Language-Hearing), B.A. Microbiology, B.S. Microbiology, B.S. Molecular Biosciences, and B.A.S. Biotechnology.

Graduation Paperwork

Students must apply to graduate on-line by signing into the Enroll & Pay system, click on Student Center, choose Apply For Graduation from the drop-down menu list that starts as other academic... under the Academics section or click on Graduation in the upper left hand corner menu and choose KU Apply for Graduation. For further information, see the Student Academic Services graduation page.

The deadline for submitting the Application for Degree (AFD) is as follows; students are urged to submit their AFD during the semester before they plan to graduate:
• Spring – March 1 (to guarantee inclusion in the official Commencement program, students should turn in AFD by March 1)
• Summer – July 15
• Fall – November 1

Still looking for a job?

If you do not have a job, or plans to attend graduate school, and are not sure what careers you can pursue with a biology degree, please visit our Student Resources page.

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