Rockhurst University Graduation: Commencement Weekend 2018


Congratulations to all eligible participants in the May 2018 Commencement ceremony! Spring is an exciting time for upcoming graduates and their families, and we want to help you celebrate with the best possible graduation experience. Find answers to all your Commencement questions here.

Baccalaureate Mass - 2 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 1001 E. 52nd St., Kansas City, MO 64110

Commencement Ceremony - 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018
Municipal Auditorium, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, MO 64105

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Rockhurst College was founded in Kansas City in 1910 with a charter from the state of Missouri empowering Rockhurst College to grant degrees. The construction of Sedgwick Hall in 1914 allowed the opening of high school classes in 1914; college classes began in 1917. The first class to graduate from Rockhurst College was in 1921. Just as the Jesuit order grew from the calling of one man into a worldwide force, so Rockhurst University has grown from the dream of a small, hardy crew of Jesuits into an institution with national reach.