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Eligibility, General information, and Graduate Fair

Information for Graduates


Western Kentucky University recognizes its students during spring Commencement and each college's Recognition Ceremony. View the below information to learn about eligiblity, honors, picking up your cap and gown, and receiving your diploma. On October 23-24 from 10:00am - 5:00pm, graduates can visit the Augenstein Alumni Center (beside Chili's) to pick up your cap and gown. Be sure to bring your ID. On December 14, graduates will come to E.A. Diddle Arena for their college's Fall Recognition Ceremony. 

 

Honors

Honors

Several honors recognize our students

Undergraduate students who maintain outstanding academic achievement are recognized at commencement by wearing red and white honor cords. Criteria for graduation honors are described in the undergraduate catalog in the section entitled "Recognition of Academic Achievement."

Associate Degree Recognition:

  • With Distinction
  • With High Distinction

Baccalaureate Degree Recognition

  • Cum Laude
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Summa Cum Laude

Honors College Graduate:
Awarded to students who are graduates of the WKU Mahurin Honors College

Scholar of the College:
Awarded to the student(s) with the highest GPA from each college

Ogden Foundation Scholar Award

Graduate Student Recognition:
John D. Minton Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Contributions to Western Kentucky University

Grad Fair

Grad Fair

Pick up your cap and gown

Graduates may pick up their regalia at the Grad Fair. The fall Grad Fair took place on Oct. 23 & 24 from 10am – 5pm in the Augenstein Alumni Center. Learn more

Diplomas

Diplomas

Diplomas are mailed after graduation

The diploma will be mailed to you at the address listed on your Application for Graduation; however, if the address to which the diploma is to be mailed has changed since filing the graduation application, update the diploma address on TopNet immediately by selecting the Personal Information tab, View/Update Address(es) and Phone(s), click the down arrow for Type of Address to insert, select diploma address, then select submit. If there are any problems updating your address, please contact Leslie Vanderpool at (270) 745-5411. Diplomas for graduates will be mailed approximately 3-6 weeks following commencement.

Please make certain all obligations such as the return of books to the library, arrangements for repayment of loans, parking tickets,etc., have been fulfilled prior to leaving the campus. Final transcripts and diplomas will not be issued to students with outstanding obligations.

 

FALL ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

 
Undergraduate Student Eligibility for FALL Graduation (Recognition Ceremonies)

Undergraduate students who complete all degree requirements during the 2019 fall semester may participate in the Fall Recognition Ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, December 14th in E.A. Diddle Arena.

If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact your Degree Certification Officer:

LAST NAME:

A-K

Dana Jones

270-745-5447

L-Z

Marsha Wagoner

270-745-2406

 
Graduate Student Eligibility

Graduate students who complete all degree requirements during the 2019 fall semester may participate in the Fall Recognition Ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, December 14th in E.A. Diddle Arena.

If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact the Graduate School at 270-745-2446.


Application for Graduation (TopNet)
 
Fall Grad Fair (October 23 - 24, 2019 from 10:00am - 5:00pm in the Augenstein Alumni Center - Lee Robertson Ballroom)

Degree candidates who did not attend the Grad Fair may obtain their cap and gown from the WKU Store in Downing Student Union during normal business hours.

 

 

SPRING ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

 

 Undergraduate Student Eligibility for SPRING Commencement

Undergraduate students who complete all degree requirements during the 2019 Spring and Summer semesters may participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony  at L.T. Smith Stadium and the Special Recognition Ceremonies for the following day.

If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact your Degree Certification Officer:

LAST NAME:

A-K

Dana Jones

270-745-5447

L-Z

Marsha Wagoner

270-745-2406

 
Graduate Student Eligibility

Graduate students who complete all degree requirements during the 2019 Spring and Summer semesters may participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 10th at L.T. Smith Stadium and the Special Recognition Ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, May 11th in E.A. Diddle Arena.

If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact the Graduate School at 270-745-2446.


Application for Graduation (TopNet)
 
Spring Grad Fair (Date TBA)

Degree candidates who did not attend the Grad Fair may obtain their cap and gown from the WKU Store in Downing Student Union during normal business hours.

 



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 Last Modified 10/29/19