Commencement Ceremony - Thursday, May 23, 2019 - Field House

Rehearsal | 10:00 a.m.

A.A.S. and Certificate candidates | 2:00 p.m.

A.A., A.S., and A.G.S. candidates | 7:00 p.m.

Graduation Ceremony Update

Please inform your family and friends attending Graduation 2019, that there will be a Security Check Point at the entrance to the KCKCC Field House on May 23, 2019. All attendees should allow additional time for entry into the Field House. Only clear bags that do not exceed 12”x6”x12” will be permitted. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags similar to Ziploc size are acceptable.

Livestream Information

Nursing Pinning

May 22, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
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Commencement Ceremony

May 23, 2019 2:00 p.m
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Commencement Ceremony

May 23, 2019- 7:00 p.m.
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Commencement exercises are held in May of each year. Students completing all degree requirements for the current Spring and Summer semester and prior Fall semesters are eligible to participate in the commencement. Summer candidates who are within nine (9) credit hours of completing degree requirements and enrolled in the courses needed to complete degree requirements are also eligible to participate.

All course work must be completed before students can receive honors recognition during commencement.

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 29, 2019, will ensure name placement in the graduation ceremony program.

All associate degree candidates for graduation must complete a Degree Check in the Student Success Center by March 29, 2019 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.

All student must complete a degree  check to be eligible to attend the ceremony.

Summer 2019 graduation candidates may participate in the May 2019 ceremony only if the student is early enrolled in summer courses by April 15, 2019. Summer candidates must be within nine (9) credit hours of completing degree requirements and must have a degree check completed by March 29, 2019.

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

Cap and gown distribution will begin April 17 – May 21, 2019 at the KCKCC Main Campus Bookstore during store hours. Store hours are: Monday & Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Wednesday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 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 day of distribution. Caps and gowns will also be available for pickup, at KCKCC’s Leavenworth campus. Contact them early with your cap and gown size. Please bring your Student I.D.

Souvenir tassels, key chains and graduation announcements, will be available at the Main Campus Bookstore for sale.

For questions regarding class rings, 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.

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