Frequently Asked Questions
Eligibility and Registration
Attendance at Commencement is not mandatory. All graduates are strongly encouraged to attend so that UK can recognize your achievement and your family and friends can share in your celebration.
All undergraduate and graduate degree candidates who have received/will receive their degrees as of December 2016, May 2017, or August 2017 are eligible to participate in the May 7, 2017 Commencement Ceremonies. Some professional degree programs also participate in this ceremony and will receive information from their College.
If you are planning to attend a December Commencement Ceremony, please complete the online registration form at www.uky.edu/Commencement/register.html. This will allow us to have degree cards prepared for you.
No. The Application to Graduate form does not serve as your reservation for the Commencement Ceremony. To reserve your spot, you must register via the Commencement website or at the Grad Salute event at the King Alumni House March 7-10.
No. Students are required to stay for the duration of the ceremony.