Preparing for Graduation

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Students can apply for Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter graduation.  However, there are NO distinct Summer or Winter ceremonies.  Summer graduates walk in the spring ceremony.  Winter graduates walk in the fall ceremony.

Graduate students must go to The Graduate School for graduation procedures.

To Graduate:

  • Apply for graduation online through MyEKU:
    1.  Log on to MyEKU
    2. Click "Student Services"
    3. Click "Apply for Graduation"

    » If the graduation date you want to apply for is not listed or if the information offered is incorrect contact the Academic Administrative Specialist for your major.
    » After your application is processed an Academic Administrative Specialist will review your academic records and will email you concerning your graduation requirements.

  • A graduation fee will be billed to your EKU account. Associate and Bachelor degrees are $50.  Additional fees are required to purchase your cap, gown, and tassel.
    If you are receiving an Undergraduate Certificate, a $20 fee will be assessed (those receiving undergraduate certificates are not eligible to participate in the University graduation ceremony).
  • Inform Academic Administrative Specialist of any name, address, phone, or e-mail changes.
  • Check your e-mail regularly as any problems with this process are communicated through your EKU e-mail address.
  • As your graduation date approaches, you will receive information from the Registrar's Office regarding graduation.