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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

Commencement FAQ

Due to a rapid, uncontrolled increase in positive COVID-19 cases in our campus communities and throughout the state, Kansas State University is canceling commencement activities scheduled for Nov. 20-22. 

Why has Commencement been canceled?

Due to a rapid, uncontrolled increase in positive COVID-19 cases in our campus communities and throughout the state, Kansas State University is canceling commencement activities scheduled for Nov. 20-22.

 

Where can I find information regarding COVID-19 in the Manhattan community?

More information regarding the community COVID-19 data can be found on the COVID-19 community website.

 

Will there be a virtual recognition for graduates?

The university will hold a virtual recognition in December, details will be published on the commencement website in the coming weeks.

 

Can spring, summer, and fall 2020 graduates still plan to attend the spring 2021 commencement ceremony?

Yes, the university is still extending the opportunity for spring, summer and fall 2020 graduates to postpone participation in commencement until spring 2021. Details about the combined ceremonies will be shared in the coming months.

 

How can I return my regalia and receive a refund?

With the newly announced changes to Kansas State University commencement plans, the K-State Campus Store will be issuing refunds on recently purchased Bachelor’s and Master’s graduation regalia for students opting to not participate in the ceremonies. The store will be accepting open packages, but purchase receipts are required.  

Regalia returns can be in-store or via mail. Customers mailing their regalia will need to:  

  1. Package regalia for return shipping, including receipt.  
  2. Include full contact information in package: Name, phone number, email, return address.
  3. Ship to: 
    ATTN: Graduation Returns
    K-State Campus Store
    020 K-State Student Union
    Manhattan, KS 66506  

 

How will I receive my diploma, diploma cover and Commencement program?

The Registrar’s Office will mail diplomas, diploma covers and programs to the address listed in each graduate's KSIS account. Please review this information to ensure your graduation materials are sent to the correct address.