Commencement

Spring 2023

Commencement 2023

Contact Registrar

316-295-5400 registrar@friends.edu

Commencement for 2023 will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 2 p.m. at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. We’ve compiled more information about commencement below to help guide you to your big day!

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Dates & Times

Spring 2023 Ceremony

Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 2 p.m.
INTRUST Bank Arena
500 E. Waterman Street
Wichita, Kansas 67202
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Special Accommodations

Graduates need to inform the University Registrar’s Office of any special needs they have so proper arrangements can be made to cross the stage and participate in the processional and recessional. Please email registrar@friends.edu with details of any special accommodations needed before May 1.

Parking & Maps

There are several ADA accessible parking spaces around INTRUST Bank Arena. Accessible parking for guests with disabilities is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking information can be found on the Intrust Bank Arena website. If you need additional help with parking or a map of Intrust Bank Arena, view the map:

https://www.intrustbankarena.com/plan-your-visit/direction-parking#content_9040

Accessible Services

INTRUST Bank Arena will assist you as much as possible to make your experience memorable for the Commencement Ceremony. For more information about accessible services at the arena, please visit https://www.intrustbankarena.com/plan-your-visit/accessibility-services

On-Campus Commencement Celebration

All graduates, family, and friends are invited to attend a celebration on the Friends University campus starting at 10:00 am. This is an opportunity to meet the President, faculty, and staff members and show family and friends around the campus. Take a moment to take your picture in front of Davis Hall too!

Light refreshments will be served in Davis Hall and the Friends Bookstore, located in the Casado Campus Center, will be open to purchase Friends memorabilia and graduation gifts.

More details will be available closer to Commencement.

Ceremony Photography

Graduates will be photographed as they walk across the stage and again after they have received their diploma just off of the stage by GradImages.

There will be a designated photography area for family and friends to take pictures in Section 118.

Order Photography

Photograph proofs and pricing will be emailed to the graduates a few weeks after the event. If you wish to order your photographs over the phone, please call GradImages at 1-800-261-2576, or you can visit their website at www.gradimages.com

Commencement Hooding Ceremonies

Commencement hooding ceremonies dates and times to be determined at a later date.