Graduation Information

Undergraduate 

How do I apply for graduation? 

  • Log on to MyKU
  • Under the heading "My Academics" click on the link: "Apply for Graduation."
  • For questions regarding graduation eligibility or the application process, contact:

Devon Weidenhammer 

weidenha@kutztown.edu 
610-683-4479


Can I walk in graduation without completing my degree requirements? 

Students who will not be completing their degree requirements in the current academic semester may request Permission to Participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Students may obtain the Permission to Participate in the Commencement Ceremony form here.  Students who are granted approval may purchase graduate regalia, cross the stage and have their name announced. However, their name will not appear in the Commencement Program. These students may request a copy of the Commencement Program for the ceremony in which their name will appear. Please remember that even though you participated in a commencement ceremony you must still apply to graduate prior to completing your degree requirements.


graduate 

How do I apply for graduation? 

  • Log on to MyKU
  • Under the heading "My Academics" click on the link: "Apply for Graduation."
  • For questions regarding graduation eligibility or the application process, contact:

Lori Lentz 

lentz@kutztown.edu 

610-683-4478

Graduate students must complete all degree requirements in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. Graduate students must also complete the application for candidacy. Please see instructions below on how to apply for candidacy through MyKU. 

 - How to Apply for Grad Candidacy

  • Commencement Information

    Grad Fest

    Each semester, Kutztown University Student Services, Inc. (KUSSI) sponsors a Graduation Festival for graduating seniors. The event takes place in the Multipurpose Room of the McFarland Student Union, and is a "one-stop-shop" for students to purchase their cap and gown, receive graduation tickets, order class rings and graduation announcements, and more. Many campus departments are present to help students with any of their graduation needs. The festival also includes giveaways and the chance to win great prizes!


    Commencement

    Commencement Website

  • Important Date for Graduation

    Application Deadlines

    Friday, February 5, 2021

    Last day for Undergraduate and Graduate students to apply for Spring 2021 graduation.

    Spring 2021 Grad Fest

    Monday, March 22, 2021

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Graduation Festival held location TBD from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

    Graduation

    Friday, May 7, 2021

    Commencement for masters-level and doctoral-level students in all colleges at 5:00 PM.

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

    Commencement for undergraduates in the Colleges of Education and Liberal Arts & Sciences at 9:00 AM.

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

    Commencement for undergraduates in the Colleges of Business and Visual & Performing Arts at 2:30 PM.