Pre-Graduation Checklist

The Semester Before You Graduate

  • Review degree requirements in myUKGPS 
  • Meet with your Academic Advisor prior to registering for your final semester of classes 

Your Final Semester

  • Complete an online degree application for each degree/certificate through myUK. Under myRecords, click APPLY FOR A DEGREE. For more information about applying for a degree click here.
    • Note: Applying for your degree does not constitute registering for Commencement 
  • Attend Grad Salute, hosted by the UK Alumni Association once per semester 
  • Register for Commencement
    • Note: Registration opens at Grad Salute, but you can register on your home device after Grad Salute begins by clicking 'Register for Commencement'
    • Note: You must have applied for your degree in order to properly register for Commencement. If your degree was conferred in a different academic term than the Commencement Ceremony you wish you participate, please email the Commencement Coordinator
  • ​​Doctoral candidates: If you are planning to have a faculty member hood you at a Commencement Ceremony, you must contact that faculty member, list their name upon registration, and ensure that they RSVP for the appropriate ceremony. For more information see the 'Faculty Instructions' page​
  • Purchase your Regalia
    • Note: Bachelors and Masters regalia can be purchased at Grad Salute or beginning the Monday following Grad Salute online or at the UK Bookstore. Doctoral candidates must order their regalia online prior to the deadline. See the 'Regalia' tab for more information. 
  • Graduate!