Graduation Information

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Congratulations on Your Accomplishments!

Celebrate the goals you've reached! Find information about activities that will commemorate your hard work. There are activities that are designed to be shared with your family as well as the larger community.  

And don't forget to join our LinkedIn group to stay plugged in to Kirkwood news, events, and updates tailored especially for you.

You're An Alumni Now!

It's quick and easy to check if you are ready to apply for graduation:

  • In MyHub, click Program Progress to view your degree audit.
  • Within the Degree Audit screen, select your program and click submit.
  • On the first page of your audit, locate the Program Summary. It should say Pending (Anticipated Complete).

If your audit doesn’t show the pending status, but you’re sure you should be ready to graduate, contact your advisor immediately.

Once you have confirmed that you are ready to graduate:

  • Visit the Graduation Application
  • Click on Apply next to your program of study, complete the form, and click Submit.

Then sit back and give yourself a pat on the back!

2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 15, 2021
10 a.m.

Watch Commencement

 

 Students who have completed their program or will complete their program in the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, or Summer 2021 term are invited to participate in the virtual ceremony. 

Graduates who RSVP'd by April 15th will have their custom slide included in the ceremony's Presentation of Graduates. If you did not RSVP by the deadline, we still encourage you to tune in to the event to hear special messages from President Sundberg, faculty, staff, and students.

Commencement FAQs

A virtual commencement ceremony celebrates your academic achievement in an online format, allowing you to share this special moment with your loved ones near and far. The ceremony will include:

  • A custom slide for each graduate that lists your name and degree, as well as your picture and a personalized message to your family, friends, or Kirkwood community. 
  • The announcement of your name, signifying your "walk across the stage."
  • Inspiring messages from President Sundberg and representatives from Kirkwood’s board, faculty, and student body. 

The virtual ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021. To access the ceremony, click here. The commencement content will become visible at 10 a.m. (you may need to refresh your page at that time).

The ceremony website will be open to the public, so you can encourage your friends and family to join the celebration. The site will remain open until December 2021, so you can revisit the link at any time to view the commencement videos and graduate slides.

Yes, our 2020 and 2021 graduates are welcome to participate in next year’s commencement ceremony, which will be held at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse on Saturday, May 14, 2022. If you would like to celebrate your achievement at the 2022 ceremony, please email commencement@kirkwood.edu to get on next year’s list.

Yes, we will be producing a commencement keepsake book that lists all of our graduates from Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021. This book will be available to view and download online. You can also request a hard copy of the commencement book to be mailed to you by completing the Commencement Book Request Form.

Your diploma will be sent to you in the mail 4 – 6 weeks after you complete your final coursework. It will be mailed to the address you provided on your graduation application. If you need to update this address, please edit your graduation application.

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. 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. 

Yes! Kirkwood's Career Services and Alumni offices have partnered to provide Handshake, a career engagement platform that connects students and alumni to employers who are interested in hiring Kirkwood graduates. You can also contact Career Services for assistance with your job search, resume review, and interview prep.



Questions?

If you have any questions, contact the One Stop Office:

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 319-398-7600 or 1-877-386-9101
Fax: 319-398-4928
Email: Financial Aid - financialaid@kirkwood.edu
Email: Enrollment - enrollment@kirkwood.edu

FAFSA School Code: 004076

Location: 2nd Floor Kirkwood Hall

Mailing Address:

Kirkwood Community College
One Stop Office
6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404