There will be live streaming available to view beginning 15 minutes prior to each ceremony. The link to the online streaming can be found on the KSU Commencement website at the bottom of the home page.

Graduation Celebration

Fall 2017

  • All Commencement Ceremonies are ticketed events; all guests attending must have a ticket, including children and infants.
  • Graduation is an exciting milestone for all our students, and we wish that we could provide unlimited tickets to every graduate. However, we must make accommodations for all graduates to have some guests attend.
  • Therefore, each graduate is allotted a limited number of tickets. Allocation is based on the number of students participating in the ceremony and the capacity of the venue.
  • To receive their allotted commencement tickets, graduates must register through Ticket Alternative’s website. Graduates will need to know their student ID number in order to activate their account online.
  • The allotted tickets will be available to claim online from Monday, October 23, 2017 at 9 a.m. through Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 3 pm. This is the ONLY timeframe during which you will have guaranteed access to the free allotted tickets.
  • Starting on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon (pending ticket availability), any allotted tickets that were not claimed will be available for graduates to purchase online. IF tickets are available for purchase, graduates may purchase up to 5 additional tickets at a cost of $2.00 per ticket. Starting at 1 pm on Friday, December 8, 2017, any remaining tickets will be open for purchase until all tickets are sold out at $2.00 per ticket.
  • Any remaining tickets will be available for sale beginning 8:30 am on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Ticket Window at Convocation Center at 8:30 am until gone or the ceremony is over.
  • Additional tickets cannot be guaranteed. Please plan accordingly.
  • Graduates can only claim their allotted tickets or purchase additional tickets through Ticket Alternative’s website. There are no ticket pick-up sites available on campus.
  • Graduates experiencing any technical difficulties, please contact Ticket Alternative at 1-877-725-8849  

Fall 2017 Commencement dates

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
10:00 a.m.  (Ticket allotment: 5 tickets each)
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

3:00 p.m. (Ticket allotment: 7 tickets each)
College of Architecture and Construction Management
College of Computing and Software Engineering 
Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

7:00 p.m. (Ticket allotment: 14 tickets each)
All Postgraduate Students 
(Doctorate, Specialist, Masters)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
10:00 a.m. (Ticket allotment: 6 tickets each)
Coles College of Business
College of Science and Mathematics

2:00 p.m. (Ticket allotment: 6 tickets each)
College of the Arts
Bagwell College of Education
WellStar College of Health and Human Services
University College