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Grad Fair

April 29, 2014  |  9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Kirkwood Bookstore, main campus

Mark your calendars! At the Grad Fair, you will:

  • Purchase your cap and gown.
  • Pick up instructions for participation in the ceremony.
  • Meet with department representatives to ensure your final paperwork is complete.
  • Speak with a financial aid counselor about your student loans, if you borrowed while at Kirkwood.

Cap and gown are required to participate in the commencement ceremony. Total cost for both is $29. Cap and gown must be purchased at the Grad Fair or through the Kirkwood Bookstore. Online ordering has ended.

If you wish to purchase annoucements, you can order them at

Commencement Ceremony

May 17, 2014  |  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 2013, Spring 2014 or Summer 2014 terms are invited and encouraged to attend the May ceremony. Participation is voluntary. Check back in April for additional details about the ceremony.

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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