Preparing for Graduation
- Make an appointment with Zac Shields at least one semester in advance of your intended graduation term to ensure that you're on track to complete the requirements for your degree
- Submit your application for degree through Enroll & Pay
- Check out commencement.ku.edu for key dates and information for the University-wide commencement ceremony, and check out our school's website for information about the School of Architecture & Design's commencement ceremony!
Commencement ceremonies for Design students only occur in May of each year. December and August graduates should read the relevant note below!
Students who graduate in a fall semester will officially graduate in December of the year of their graduation. Fall graduates are welcome to participate in the May graduation ceremonies in the spring semester following their official graduation from KU! (For instance, a December 2018 graduate could participate in May 2019 commencement ceremonies.)
Students who graduate in a summer semester will officially graduate in August of the year of their graduation. Summer graduates are welcome to participate in the May graduation ceremonies in their year of their intended graduation date! (For instance, an August 2019 graduate is welcome to participate in May 2019 commencement ceremonies.)