KSOE Commencement Guidelines

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Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 24, 2020.  The processional is at 9:00am and the ceremony begins at 9:30am.

Order academic regalia for the ceremony here.

All students who are in a KSOE Credential or Degree Program* and expect to complete their program in academic year 2019-2020 are required to register for commencement and pay the $125 Graduate Commencement and Degree processing fee.  This processing fee is required regardless of participation in the commencement ceremony.

*For students completing a KSOE Degree and Credential Program simultaneously in academic year 2019-2020, ONLY complete one Graduate Commencement Registration online.  You will only be billed for one fee, $125, to your GaelXpress account.

To complete your program and/or degree, the Graduate Commencement Registration form* must be submitted online no later than Friday, March 6, 2020.  The commencement processing fee will be billed to your GaelXpress account. (To access the registration form, you must be logged in to your "My Saint Mary's" account. If this still poses problems, try a different browser: Mozilla Firefox, Bing, or Safari)

As part of the credential and degree processing, we will run a degree audit to determine if you have registered for all the courses required.  If the audit process discovers any issues, you will be notified by your Program Director.


Degree Candidates:  After you have submitted the KSOE Graduate Commencement Registration form and have met the program requirements, submit your Degree Verification Application form and all relevant documents. The relevant documents include a final unofficial transcript, a copy of your signed dissertation/thesis/project signature page or proof of passing the comprehensive exam if required by your program, email receipt from ProQuest, and email confirmation of your KSOE Commencement registration.

Please view the below deadline matrix for further information about dates for completing your master’s thesis/project within your term.

2019-2020 Master's Thesis/Project Deadline Matrix