Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Date    May 17, 2018
Rehearsal  10:00 a.m. KCKCC Field House
Graduation Check-In  1:00 p.m. Lobby KCKCC Performing Arts Center
Graduation Ceremony  2:00 p.m. KCKCC Field House 

All students completing Graduation requirements are encouraged to participate in May 2018 graduation activities.

For questions concerning the Graduation Ceremony or if your mailing address has changed since completion of your Degree Check, please contact the Graduation Specialist at 913-288-7519 or e-mail  

You are required to update your address by completing the Student Update Form at the front desk in the Registrar's Office, or through your student WebAdvisor.

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Careers programs in the ceremony

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Associate Degrees in Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biology (AGS, AS)
Business (AS)
Chemistry (AA, AGS)
Computer Engineering Technology (AS)
Economics (AA)
Education, Elementary (AA)
Education, Secondary (AA)
Environmental Studies (AGS, AS) Exercise Science (AGS)
Fine Arts (AA)
Forensic Chemistry (AA, AGS, AS)
History (AA)
Journalism (AA)
Music (AA)
Music Technology (AGS)
Philosophy (AA) Physics/Physical Science (AGS, AS)
Political Science (AA)
Sociology (AA)
Theatre (AA)
Theatre Technology (AGS)
Victim/Survivor Services (AA) 

Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Agriculture (AGS, AS)
Pre-Chiropractic (AGS, AS)
Pre-Dental (AGS, AS)
Pre-Engineering (AGS, AS)
Pre-Exercise Science (AS)
Pre-Law (AA)
Pre-Medical (AGS, AS) Pre-Medical Technology (AGS, AS)
Pre-Allied Health & Nursing (AS) 
Pre-Nutrition (AGS, AS)
Pre-Occupational Therapy (AS)
Pre-Optometry (AGS, AS)
Pre-Pharmacy (AGS, AS) Pre-Physical Therapy (AS)
Pre-Public Administration (AA)
Pre-Radiologic Technology (AS)
Pre-Respiratory Therapy (AS)
Pre-Social Work (AA)
Pre-Sports Mgmt. (AA)
Pre-Veterinary (AGS, AS)

Graduation Information

Graduation Fee

A graduation processing fee of $20.00 is required even if students do not participate in the Graduation ceremony. The fee may be paid in the Business Office or online at The Graduation Fee must be paid before your cap and gown can be picked up.

Graduation Photos

Professional Graduation Photos will be available for individual graduates by Egans Photography at the following KCKCC locations:

Pioneer Career Center
April 10th
9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Main Campus
April 11th
8:00 am – 7:00 pm

April 12th
8:00 am – 7:00 pm

April 14th
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

In addition, photographs will be taken of each graduate as they are receiving their diploma during the Graduation Ceremonies. Photos may be purchased after a proof / order form is mailed to the graduate's home address following the Graduation ceremonies. There is no obligation to purchase these photos.

Cap & Gown - Graduation Announcements 

Cap and gown distribution will begin April 16, 2018 - May 16, 2018 through the KCKCC Bookstore during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

Caps and Gowns will also be available during the Bookstore's Book Buy Back Event May 8-14, 2018. Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday.  The Bookstore is located on the lower level of the Jewell Student Center. Sizing availability of caps and gowns will be on a first come, first serve basis. Exact sizing cannot be guaranteed on the final days of distribution. Caps and gowns will be delivered to the Pioneer Career Center. Contact them early with your cap and gown size. 

Souvenir tassels may be purchased for $5.95 at the Bookstore.

The Bookstore offers Graduation Announcements for sale. For questions regarding class rings or personalized announcements please visit Jostens’ website at


Reserved seating is available at the graduation ceremony for audience members who require accommodations due to a medical disability. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.  The area will be identified with “Reserved Seating” signs. If you have guests who meet the criteria for reserved seating, instruct them to arrive early to ensure seating. Individuals who require additional accommodations, i.e. sign language interpreting, should contact the Academic Resource Center at 913-288-7670 V/TDD to request needed services.

Honor Cord

Associate Degree seeking Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 graduating students with a 3.40 or higher cumulative GPA will receive a gold honor cord at check-in before the Graduation ceremony. Honors are awarded for completed coursework. All Honors are based on the Fall 2017 semester. July 2018 Summer candidates who participate will not receive honors recognition at the Graduation ceremony. Honors students who do not attend the Graduation Ceremony will receive their honor cords by mail with their diplomas.

Military Affiliated Graduation Cord

Recipients of the red, white, and blue graduation cord are active-duty service members, veterans of the U.S. military, and spouses or dependent family members of active-duty service members and veterans. Students should contact KCKCC - Pioneer Career Center 913-288-7750. Military graduation cords will be distributed during Graduation check-in. Any questions please call Marcia Irvine at the Pioneer Career Center 913-288-7751.

Honors Education

Students who are graduating as an Honors Education Graduate (have completed required amount of honors tutorials and honors courses) must register with the Director of Honors Education in order to have this distinction noted in the Commencement Program and on their academic transcript by April 10, 2018, Room 3600; 913-288-7190.

Phi Theta Kappa Stoles

Graduating students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa are permitted to wear Phi Theta Kappa stoles and tassels at Graduation. These students must register with the Phi Theta Kappa Director in order to have this distinction noted in the Commencement Program by April 10, 2018, Room 3600; 913-288-7190. The cost for the stole and tassel is $35.00 and must also be purchased by April 10, 2018 in Room 3600. 

Degree Check

TEC Certificate candidates must complete a certificate check with a TEC counselor or advisor. TEC candidates should call 913-288-7812 and state which program you are completing to schedule an appointment with the appropriate counselor or advisor.

Career Program candidates must complete a certificate check by contacting your Program Coordinator to schedule an appointment.

Completion of all the Certificate Checks by March 30, 2018, will ensure name placement in the graduation ceremony program.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree candidates for graduation must complete a Degree Check in the Student Success Center by March 30, 2018 will ensure name placement in the graduation ceremony program. Please contact the Student Success Center at 913-288-7696 to make an appointment, if you have not had a degree check.

Summer 2018 graduation candidates may participate in the May 2018 ceremony only if the student is early enrolled in summer courses by April 15, 2018. Summer candidates must be within nine (9) credit hours of completing degree requirements and must have a degree check completed by March 30, 2018.

Congratulations on becoming an alum of KCKCC!

The Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation is thrilled to welcome you as one of our most recent graduates. As a graduate, enrollment in the Alumni Association is automatic and free.  As you advance in your career or down your educational path, we hope you will remember where your roots started, at KCKCC.

Please make sure to update your information with us anytime you get a new address, phone number, and email. We would love to publish any news you have to share about promotions, marriage, graduations, the birth of a child, and any other special announcements you may want to share in the digital KCKCC newsletter. You can update your information by going here:

Please contact Sharon Clay with any questions at

Congratulations, Graduate!


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