Cap & Gown Ordering
Cost is $30 (this is your ONLY expense to participate in Kirkwood's commencement). You can choose a cap and gown at the Kirkwood Grad Fair.
Thursday, April 30 | 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Cedar Rapids Bookstore
At the grad fair, soon-to-be graduates can purchase a cap and gown (or pick yours up if you ordered it online) and speak to representatives from several offices at Kirkwood to ensure you're ready to walk across that stage!
May 16, 2015 | 10 a.m. | US Celluar Center, 370 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids | Map
Kirkwood commencement exercises are held once each year in May. Students who completed or will complete their programs in Fall 2014, Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 terms are invited and encouraged to attend the May ceremony. Participation is voluntary. Check back in April for additional details about the ceremony.
Live video stream the day of the event: If your family cannot come to the ceremony, Kirkwood will be live streaming the event on the homepage of www.kirkwood.edu. This is a great option for family members who live a great distance away or who have physical impairments which would make attendance difficult. Anyone wanting to watch the live stream needs to go to www.kirkwood.edu right before 10 a.m. on May 16.
NEW THIS YEAR: The Class Act Restaurant at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center is offering a 15 percent discount to graduates and their families after commencement! Just show your EagleCard or tassel when you arrive. Reservations recommended. You can reserve a table at this link or call 319-848-8700.
Your award will be mailed to you when semester grades are recorded and evaluated, approximately four to six weeks after the end of the term.
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If you have not applied for graduation...
It's quick and easy to apply for graduation. Here are the steps:
1. Log into EagleNet for Students with your k number and password.
2. Under Academic Profile, click Degree Audit. Within the Degree Audit screen, click your program and click submit.
3. On the first page of your audit, locate Program Status. It should say Pending (Anticipated Complete).
4. Go back to EagleNet for Students. Under the Academic Planning heading, click Graduation Application. Complete the survey first, which will require you to re-log into EagleNet to complete the rest of the application.
If your audit doesn’t show the pending status, but you're sure you should be ready to graduate, contact your advisor immediately.
Credentials you can use!
If you're close to graduating from Kirkwood but will transfer to a four-year school prior to graduating, have your new school send your transcript back to us once you finish the classes that will complete your Kirkwood degree.
Or, if you are planning to attend one of Iowa's three public universities, choose the "Reverse Transfer" option on your application. Doing this will let that school know that you would like your transcript sent to Kirkwood to complete degree requirements. Your Kirkwood degree looks great on a resume!
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