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Graduation and Commencement

Graduation Requirements Video

Graduate students who have questions about their degree progress should email their respective degree specialist to request a graduation check: 

  • College of Human Ecology and College of Education - Jamie Clark
  • College of Arts & Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine - Angie Pfizenmaier 
  • Colleges of Agriculture, Architecture, Business Administration, Engineering, Master of Technology, Public Administration, Public Health and Fine Arts - Stephanie Wacker 

Fall 2018 Graduation Check Walk-In Sessions

September 24-28
9:00 - 11:00am and 2:00 - 4:00pm

October 22-26
9:00 - 11:00am and 2:00 - 4:00pm

Planning to graduate in Fall 2018? Visit with a degree specialist in the Graduate School, 112 Eisenhower Hall, to make sure you are on track to graduate this semester and receive guidance on completing remaining requirements by the November 16 deadline. 


Graduation & Commencement Deadline Calendar 
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View the calendar for deadline information in summer 2018, fall 2018, and spring 2019. Refer to the web-based list of Deadlines for Graduation and ETDR Submission for step-by-step instructions for completing requirements by the deadlines for the semester you plan to graduate. 

Graduation Dates

The university establishes dates that are considered official graduation dates for students completing all requirements for either the master's degree or the doctoral degree. Official diplomas issued by the Graduate School for the degree earned reflect the appropriate date of graduation.

Commencement Ceremonies

The Graduate School recognizes graduates at one of two semi-annual university commencement ceremonies scheduled for May and December. Formal participation in a university commencement ceremony is reserved for those students who have satisfied all requirements for the degree. They must have submitted all materials, including signed copies of theses or dissertations and notification of intent to participate in the ceremony, to the Graduate School by the specified deadline dates.

Students who have earned this privilege may formally participate in the commencement ceremony, which includes being publicly recognized, and, in the case of doctoral students, being hooded by their major professors.

Students completing degree requirements after the deadline dates for a particular university commencement ceremony have passed will be invited to attend the ceremony in the following semester. These students should notify the Graduate School of their intent to attend so that proper arrangements can be made to include them in the ceremony. Such students will be listed in the next commencement program as having fulfilled requirements the previous semester.

Graduating International Students

Receiving your diploma via express mail

eShipGlobal is a University Express Mail Service now available through the K-State Graduate School for mailing of international diplomas.  Diplomas can now be mailed to an international address much faster and more reliably.  Students must register and pay the delivery fees to eShipGlobal if they wish to use this service.  If you would like to have your diploma mailed internationally with eShipGlobal, please review the service located at: https://study.eshipglobal.com/

Students must notify Graduate School of their decision to use eShipGlobal at the time they submit their ETDR and other required documents.

 

Deadlines for Graduation and ETDR Submission

At the beginning of the semester you intend to graduate, reference the Deadlines for Graduation and ETDR Submission. These guides will help you meet the deadlines for completing Graduate School requirements for graduation.  

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