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2021 Virtual Commencement

Kansas City Kansas Community College will be celebrating our graduates during the 2021 virtual, online commencement ceremony.  While the format may be different, our enthusiasm for celebration has never been more inspired and we encourage you to join us.

Please check back here for updates and additional information about Commencement 2021.

2021 KCKCC Commencement on Social Media

We want to see how you are celebrating this milestone. Be sure to #KCKCCGrad when posting photos of your celebration on social media. Your photos may appear on KCKCC's social media channels!

Visit our Graduation Social Media Wall

Virtual Commencement FAQs

A Virtual Commencement is a commencement that occurs online. It has many of the same components of a live ceremony including a presentation from the College President, distinguished faculty, and administrators. During the ceremony, graduates who RSVP'd to participate in commencement will be recognized onscreen with a personal graduation slide.


  • Virtual Commencement is Thursday, May 13, 2021
    • The Ceremony for Associate in Applied Science and Certificate Graduates will be at 2:00 p.m.
    • The Ceremony for Associate in Arts, Associate in General Studies and Associate in Science Students will be at 7:00 p.m.
  • The commencement event will be viewable on YouTube with links provided on our website and other social media channels. 

Absolutely! You have worked very hard to obtain your degree and/or certificate. Share the Virtual Commencement Ceremony with your family, your friends, and everyone that has supported your educational endeavors.

Yes, a link to the video will be provided on the Graduation page and the KCKCC website.

Caps and Gowns will not be needed for the virtual ceremony, but you can get a cap and gown in the KCKCC bookstore if you have paid your $20.00 graduation fee.

  • No
    • If you choose not to take part in Commencement and academic requirements are met, students will receive their diplomas in the mail.
    • If you are eligible to graduate in Fall 2020, Spring 2021 or Summer 2021, please meet with a Student Success Advisor to complete the graduation application.  When academic requirements are met, students will receive their diplomas in the mail.
  • If the requirements of your degree and/or certificate are met, you will receive your diploma in the mail.
    • December 2020 graduate diplomas were mailed in March of 2021
    • May 2021 graduate diplomas will be mailed by July 4, 2021 (depending upon receipt from our supplier)
    • Summer 2021 graduate diplomas will be mailed by August 15, 2021 (depending upon receipt from our supplier)
  • The Virtual Commencement Ceremony is ADA compliant to accommodate all our students, their loved ones, and our community members.
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