All-Campus Graduation Ceremony
7 p.m., Thursday, May 14
301 West 13th Street,
Kansas City, Missouri
Municipal Auditorium occupies the block bounded by 13th, 14th, Wyandotte and Central streets. It is adjacent to Bartle Hall.
The main underground parking lot across the street from Municipal Auditorium has space for 1,000 vehicles ($7). There are 10 other public or private parking lots in the area, with prices ranging from $5 to $10 per car.
Tickets are not required. If you have a disability and need special ceremony accommodations, contact Ashley Fagan, Ashley.email@example.com, 816.604.1426.
Built in 1934, Municipal Auditorium was part of a "Ten Year Plan" championed by politicians including Harry S. Truman. With its streamlined, modern style, it was called one of the 10 best buildings of the world for 1935 by the Architectural Record. Today it is considered one of the 500 most important architectural works in the United States.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt was keynote speaker for the dedication of this Kansas City landmark, and nearly every president since then has campaigned there. The auditorium includes an arena and a separate Music Hall and ballroom. The building has hosted performances by Elvis and Louis Armstrong, the Kansas City Philharmonic, countless Broadway shows, nine NCAA Final Fours, and many NAIA Men’s Division 2 basketball tournaments.