Virtual Commencement Celebrations 

Although the University of Kansas 2020 Commencement ceremony has been postponed until it is safe to reconvene, we still wish to recognize the incredible achievements of our graduating Jayhawks. The University will host an online event commemorating the Class of 2020 on Sunday, May 17, at 11:30 a.m. For details, visit

For a list of Environmental Studies Program graduates, messages from our faculty, and Senior tributes, please click here.

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In the meantime, prospective students may take a virtual tour of the KU Environmental Studies Department here.


The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Kansas, established in 1971, is one of the oldest environmental studies programs in the country. The interdisciplinary program provides students with the tools they need to investigate environmental phenomena, including soil sampling and freshwater ecology to policy-making and social science. Environmental Studies students learn how to put together what other disciplines take apart.

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