Graduation Information

Procession of KPE students walking to Convocation Hall for their graduation ceremony

Please review the KPE Undergraduate Academic Calendar for a full listing of graduation procedures and policies. Click the headings below for specific information about planning and preparing for the convocation ceremony. 

Graduating KPE undergraduate students can review their degree completion assessment using the ACORN Degree Explorer tool to ensure they are on track for graduation. Graduating students who have questions or concerns about their Degree Explorer listing should contact Darryl McSherry for an advising appointment.

November 2020 Graduation Requests

Fourth year students planning on graduating at the KPE convocation ceremony in November 2020 must request graduation through the ACORN system. The graduation request option will be active on ACORN for eligible students starting August 1, 2020 and will close on September 23, 2020.

Students who experience issues requesting graduation on ACORN should contact Darryl McSherry for an advising appointment. There is likely an issue with degree completion progress which is preventing the online declaration option.

June 2021 Graduation Requests

Fourth year students planning on graduating at the KPE convocation ceremony in June 2021 must request graduation through the ACORN system. The graduation request option will be active on ACORN for eligible students starting on October 5, 2020 and will close on December 4, 2020.

Students who experience issues requesting graduation on ACORN should contact Darryl McSherry for an advising appointment. There is likely an issue with degree completion progress which is preventing the online declaration option.

March 2021 'In Absentia'  Graduation Requests

Convocation is available in March 2021 in absentia (no ceremony) for any students who have completed their degree requirements by January 2021. Please contact Tim Linden directly if you would like details about March 2021 convocation in absentia.

KPE undergraduates who have completed the requirements for an Arts & Science Minor or Major may request official recognition of of the Minor/Major on their academic transcript. Completion of the online request form is due by September 30 for November convocation and April 30 for June convocation.

November 2020 Convocation

The KPE virtual fall convocation ceremony is scheduled for Saturday November 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST.  

June 2021 Convocation

The KPE spring convocation ceremony is scheduled for June TBA, 2021.

Note: The Fall 2020 Convocation Ceremony will take place virtually via video. Guest tickets are not required for the virtual ceremony.

Graduating students are guaranteed at least two guest tickets as long as they have completed the online RSVP and Guest Ticket Request form on ACORN by the published deadlines. There is an option to gain additional tickets through a lottery system. Supplies are limited so extra tickets are not guaranteed. Information about request procedures and deadlines will be available on the Office of Convocation website.

Please visit the Office of Convocation website for more information about the convocation ceremony.