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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



Undergraduate degrees are awarded three times a year, December/Fall term, May/Spring term, and August/Summer session, to students who have met all department, college, and university requirements.

Graduate and Vet Med degrees are overseen by the Graduate School and the College of Veterinary Medicine respectively. Students should consult with their Dean's office for degree information and timelines.


Grades in all K-State degrees must be entered into KSIS by instructors by 5 p.m. May 22, 2019.

Transfer work transcripts

Students receiving bachelor's degrees must provide official transcripts for all transfer work applied to the degree to the Admissions Office, 119 Anderson Hall, by noon June 7, 2019.

Graduation clearance 

Graduation clearance applications are available electronically in your KSIS Student Center.  If obtaining multiple degrees, applications need to be submitted for each degree.


Upon confirmation of degree requirements and clearance of all financial delinquencies, diplomas will be mailed by the end of August.

Doctoral candidates receive their diplomas at the Graduate School commencement ceremony.

All degree candidates should make sure their correct diploma mailing address is entered for Degree/Diploma in your KSIS student center by
June 15, 2019.

This is essential for ensuring timely receipt of your diploma, particularly if you will be moving from the Manhattan area following graduation. The diploma that students receive following graduation cannot be expedited.

Commencement program and non-disclosure holds 

Candidates who apply for May 2019 graduation will be listed in the university's commencement program if their graduation application is cleared by the program's publication deadline, which is March 15, 2019, and if the candidate does not have a ‘Non-Disclosure Hold of Student Directory Information’. Learn more about Non-Disclosure Holds, including how to release this type of hold and the impact of leaving K-State with a Non-Disclosure Hold.

The program is available at all commencement ceremonies; however, listing in this publication does not mean that a candidate has met all qualifications for a degree. Diplomas will be awarded only to students who successfully complete all degree requirements.

Graduate students please refer to the Graduate School website for graduation and commencement deadlines.

Reapplying for graduation

Candidates who apply for May 2019 graduation but who are not able to complete all requirements by the above deadlines must reapply for graduation at a later date. Contact your dean's office for instructions.