Graduation Application

Anticipated Graduation Date Degree Application Deadline
August February 28
December June 30
May  November 30 

Graduation FAQs

  • How and when do I apply for graduation?
    You must complete a degree application the semester before you graduate. You’ll complete your degree application via myUK; “myRecords”; “Apply for a Degree.” Specific deadlines can be found in the Agriculture Academic Calendar. If your major is Dietetics, Family Sciences, Retailing and Tourism Management, or Human Nutrition, please stop by 112 Erikson Hall to schedule an appointment with Louise Gladstone. Before coming to your appointment, please review your degree audit.  If your major is Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences, Career & Technical Education - Ag. Education, Community & Leadership Development, Equine Science & Management, Food Science, Forestry, Landscape Architecture, Modern Agronomic Crop Production, Natural Resources & Environmental Science, Horticulture, Plant & Soil Science or Sustainable Agriculture your graduation check will be completed electronically.

  • Do I need to sign up to walk at commencement/graduation ceremony?
    Yes, the University holds Commencement at Rupp Arena in May and December. Please go to in late October to register for the December commencement or late February to register for the May Commencement. If you’re unable to attend you aren’t required to let anyone know.
  • Will I need a cap and gown?
    Yes, a cap and gown is required. You may purchase/order a cap and gown during Senior Salute or at the UK Bookstore.
  • What color tassel do I need?
    Agriculture students wear a Maize colored tassel.
  • How do I know if I’m graduating with honors?
    You may check your unofficial transcript and look at your cumulative GPA. The break- down is as follows:

3.4 – 3.6 cum laude

3.6 – 3.8 magna cum laude

3.8 – 4.0 summa cum laude

  • When and how will I receive my diploma?
    Diplomas are typically mailed out within 3-4 months of your degree completion. The diploma will be sent to the address you provided when you filled out your degree application via myUK.

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