Rockhurst University Graduation: 2020 Commencements will be VIRTUAL

100th Commencement Ceremony Rockhurst University

All Rockhurst University 2020 Commencement Ceremonies will be VIRTUAL in an effort to maintain everyone's safety and well-being in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Rockhurst University DECEMBER 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony:   Share this link with your family and friends!

The virtual commencement website opens at 1:00 pm on Graduation Day, Saturday December 12, 2020 and will remain accessible for a full year (through 12/11/2021).  

Diplomas will be mailed to graduates 6-8 weeks following Graduation (mid-to late January 2021).  Please visit your Rockweb Student Account to ensure your address is current and there are no holds on your student account.  Transcripts can be ordered through the Registrar's Transcript website:

Click Here to Download December 2020 Commencement Program: (Link expires 12/16/20; Program emailed to all graduates' HAWKS email address on 12/9/20)


Rockhurst University/Research College of Nursing SPRING 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony: Share this link with your family and friends!

Website opens at 12:00 noon Saturday, September 19, 2020 (accessible for a full year, through 9/18/2021).


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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.