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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

Ceremony Guide

General information for guests

Ceremonies
McCain

Tickets are required for the main floor seating at the ceremonies held at McCain Auditorium. All of the seats in the balcony will be open seating and do not require a ticket.

For ticket information please contact the following offices:

  • College of Architecture, Planning and Design: 785-532-1090
  • College of Veterinary Medicine: 785-532-5660

Lobby doors at McCain Auditorium open at

  • 8 a.m. Friday, May 17 and
  • 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18
  • with doors to the seating areas opening one hour before each ceremony;
  • limited lobby seating is available.
Bramlage

All ceremonies at Bramlage are open to the public and do not require a ticket;   however, seating will be limited if a college has a large number of graduates.

Lobby doors at Bramlage Coliseum open at:

  • noon Friday, May 17 and
  • 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18.

Guests should enter the coliseum’s northwest and northeast doors.

For the continuity of the ceremony and the safety of all, only graduate candidates participating in the graduation ceremony are allowed inside the roped off area on the Coliseum floor. Candidates may not be accompanied across the stage by anyone (including infants and minor children), except in instances requiring ADA accommodation which are arranged in advance.

Venue Contact Information for Accessibility
McCain

Guests with accessibility questions and concerns about McCain Auditorium should contact Terri L. Lee at 785-532-6425. Learn more about accessible parking and services at McCain.

Bramlage

Guests with accessibility questions and concerns about Bramlage Coliseum should contact Jim Muller at 785-532-7600. Learn more about accessible parking and services at Bramlage.