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 the KPE Registrar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with a Student Advisor.
June 2023 Graduation Requests
Fourth year students planning on graduating at the KPE convocation ceremony in June 2023 must request graduation through the ACORN system. The graduation request option will be active on ACORN for eligible students starting on October 3, 2022 and will close on January 31, 2023.
Students who experience issues requesting graduation on ACORN should contact the KPE Registrar's Office at email@example.com to schedule an appointment with a Student Advisor. There is likely an issue with degree completion progress which is preventing the online declaration option.
March 2023 'In Absentia' Graduation Requests
Convocation was available in March 2023 in absentia (no ceremony) for any students who have completed their degree requirements by January 2023. Please contact the Assistant Registrar, Registration and Records, Tim Linden, directly if you would like details about March 2023 convocation in absentia.
KPE undergraduates who have completed the requirements for an Arts & Science Minor or Major may request official recognition 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 2022 Convocation
The KPE November 2022 convocation ceremony date is scheduled for Thursday November 10, 10-11:30 a.m.
JUne 2023 Convocation
The KPE June 2023 convocation ceremony date is TBA.
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.