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College of Arts and Sciences

Graduation and Commencement

Fall 2019 Commencement

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Bramlage Coliseum
Parking: West parking lot

Important Deadlines and Information
Fall 2019


Graduation/Commencement information (PDF)

Graduation Deadlines and Timelines 

Commencement Instructions (Registrar's Office), including: Guest Information, Parking and Accessibility, Academic Apparel & Commencement Checklist. PDF file available here

Diploma Distribution Information

Graduation Application Process (final semester)

  • NOTE: Students can begin submitting their application after the first day of the semester. It is best to submit your application as soon as possible in your final semester in order to ensure 1) your application is approved, and 2) that your name appears in the commencement program.

Faculty Diploma Presentation Application

Information about using your K-State eID after you graduate

Information about transcripts

Audience Seating Help

Students graduating with a degree from American Ethnic Studies through Journalism & Mass Communications will cross the stage from the west to the east.

Students graduating with a degree from Life Science through Statistics will cross the stage from the east to the west.

Commencement Do's and Dont's

DO show up early. Plan to arrive at 7:30 so we can have everyone lined up and run the event on schedule.

DON’T enter through the wrong doors. All graduates need to enter Bramlage through the southwest doors, near the Ticket Office. All other doors will be for family and guests to enter through.

DO find your lineup area ASAP upon arrival. There will be signs hanging on the concourse that will indicate where each major will line up. If you’re double majoring, you get to choose which one you want to line up with.

DON’T bring a jacket, bag, or anything else with you to line up. Bramlage does NOT have any storage facilities for people to leave their personal items, so…

DO make arrangements with your family and friends to leave any personal items (jackets, bags, phones, umbrellas, flowers, gifts, etc.) with them so they are not lost during the ceremony.

DON'T bring other individuals into the ceremony area. For 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 except in instances requiring ADA accommodation and when arranged in advance.

DO contact artsci@ksu.edu should you need special accommodations if you are i.e. visually impaired, deaf, wheel chair, crutches etc. These accommodations should be requested two weeks prior the commencement ceremony.

DO wear comfortable/functional shoes. Extreme high heels may make it difficult to walk and keep up in the commencement line.

DON’T decorate caps or gowns. This distracts from the program and may interfere with ceremonial photographs. University policy prohibits the decoration of commencement regalia (caps and gowns).  Graduation regalia is not ornamented.  Wearing of corsages, boutonnieres or any other ornamentation is not appropriate to academic protocol.   The only cords permitted are those that pertain to scholastic honors earned at Kansas State University.

Finally, DO have fun. This is a great day and we look forward to celebrating with you.