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

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

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


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.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 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.

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.

Cap & Gown - Graduation Announcements

Cap and gown distribution begins about a month before graduation 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 towards the end of the semester.  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

Graduation Photos

Professional Graduation Photos will be available for individual graduates by Egans Photography around the time of graduation.

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.


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.

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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