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Commencement Ceremonies

Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President
Kansas State University
108 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506-0110

785-532-6224
graduation@k-state.edu

Graduation checklist

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Complete the Graduation Application

Applications for graduation are submitted through your KSIS Student Center. All degree requirements, as detailed in the Academic Catalog, must be completed prior to the close of the term in which your degree is to be awarded.

Please contact your Dean’s Office for:

  • deadline information
  • changes to your graduation application

Instructions to Apply for Graduation in KSIS.

Sign in to KSIS Student Center

Transcript order

Submit “Hold for Degree” Transcript Orders

Transcripts are ordered through KSIS under the Other Academic tile. All financial obligations to the university must be cleared prior to ordering.

For those graduating students who have checked out university keys, keys must be returned to 109 Dykstra Hall 8 a.m to 4 p.m. weekdays prior to ordering.

To ensure degrees will be included on final transcripts, orders should be placed “Hold for Degree” by:

  • May 31, 2019 for spring 2019 graduates
  • August 30, 2019 for summer 2019 graduates 
Sign in to KSIS Student Center

Diploma details

Check your Diploma Name and Mailing Address

Access your KSIS Student Center to check/update your diploma name and mailing address.

Spring diplomas will be mailed by August. Diploma names must be updated by May 1; address changes must be made by June 1.

Summer diplomas will be mailed by October. Diploma names and addresses must be updated by September 1.

Please ensure all international addresses are up-to-date and your KSIS record includes a telephone number and email address to reach you once you have returned to your home country.

Sign in to KSIS Student Center

KSIS to do list

Review your Holds and “To Do” List in KSIS

Visit your KSIS Student Center to ensure you do not have any holds or items listed on your “To Do” list. Your diploma and/or transcript may not be released until all obligations to the university have been resolved. Offices that may place a hold on your records include Cashiers, Student Financial Assistance, Hale Library, and Athletics.

Sign in to KSIS Student Center

Diploma mail service

Diploma Express Mail Service

Students receive a complimentary diploma that is mailed at no charge via USPS. The Office of the Registrar offers an Express Mail Service to mail your complimentary diploma via FedEx or DHL. To use the express mail service, fill out the Undergraduate Diploma Express Mailing Request (pdf) due to The Office of the Registrar:

  • Spring 2019:  June 15, 2019
  • Summer 2019:  September 15, 2019
Diploma details

Complete your Senior Survey

Complete your Senior Survey

Check your email for the Senior Survey. If you're eligible, you'll receive a Senior Survey link from the Office of Assessment. Complete the survey and you will be entered to win one of these cool prizes:

  • Alumni Association photography books
  • 415 K-State Campus Store gift card

Sidewalk stone order

Order your Senior Sidewalk Stone

The Senior Sidewalk, a program sponsored by the KSU Student Foundation, allows you to recognize your success by engraving your name in granite stone, a permanent tribute to your time and accomplishments at K-State.

Senior Sidewalk Stones

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Order your Yearbook

Commemorate your time at K-State by reserving a 2018-2019 Royal Purple yearbook, a publication made by students, for students. Let the Royal Purple become a treasured keepsake of your time at K-State long after you leave the university. To reserve, add to KSIS account at the Royal Purple.

Reserve your Yearbook

Grad Bash

Attend Grad Bash

Grad Bash will be Thursday, May 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Alumni Center. This is a free event with food and drinks, live music, and prize drawings sponsored by the K-State Alumni Association.

Get the Grad Bash details

Update information

Update your Post-Graduation Information

In honor of your graduation, the K-State Alumni Association and your college have partnered together to give you a one-year membership to the K-State Alumni Association. Please update your contact information online or on the K-State Alumni Association app so you can receive your membership card, the K-Stater magazine and info on Wildcat Discounts. View all of your membership benefits.

Your complimentary one-year membership will begin:

  • For Spring 2019 graduates, on September 1.
  • For Summer 2019 graduates, on November 1.
Update your contact info

Apply for readmission if you'll continue undergraduate courses after you graduate

Apply for Readmission if you Plan to Continue Taking Undergraduate Coursework

If you plan to continue taking undergraduate course work after graduation, you must apply for readmission to the University prior to enrollment.

Note: You may not re-enter the same degree program in which you have already earned a K-State degree. Allow five working days to process your application. Contact the Office of Admissions, 119 Anderson Hall, 785-532-6250.

If you plan to take courses for graduate credit, contact the Graduate School, 117 Eisenhower Hall, 785-532-6191.

Apply for Readmission