2022 Graduate Sending Ceremony

Join us for this great Avila University Tradition

The 2022 Graduate Sending Ceremony
Friday, May 13
Avila University Campus

The class of 2022 is invited to join us for a great Avila Tradition that has developed from our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph.  The Avila Sending Ceremony is our prayer for all our graduates to encourage you to continue to live the Avila Values as you move into the world as lifelong learners making meaningful contributions. I hope you will join us with your family.

Schedule of Events:

5 p.m.
  • Photo opportunities at the Avila signage near Wornall Road
    • It’s become a tradition for students to take pictures at the main Avila sign.
  • FREE Tasty Unicorn Ice Cream in the front parking lot
  • FREE beer, wine, and snacks served in the Quad
  • FREE headshot photos courtesy of the Alumni Office in the Goppert Performing Arts Center lobby
  • Alumni materials and legacy pictures in the Learning Commons
5:45 p.m.
  • Gather in the Jeanne Hamilton Olofson Plaza to prepare for Sending Ceremony Prayer (weather option: Mabee Fieldhouse)
6 p.m.
  • Sending Ceremony commences
6:20 p.m.
  • Sending Ceremony ends, but activities resume until 8 p.m.

RSVP for the Sending Ceremony

You are welcome to bring your family.  Please indicate the number of family members that will be present with you.  Dress: Business casual. Gowns are not worn at the Sending Ceremony but you are welcome to bring them for pictures.


If you have questions about the event contact David.Armstrong@Avila.Edu or call at 816-501-2423

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