Spring Commencement Update

At Kennesaw State University, students are the center of our universe. The celebration of each student’s success during graduation ceremonies is the high point of the year.

While the commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 5-6, 2020 have been postponed due to developments relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we will have a commencement ceremony in order to celebrate our graduates.

The university holds commencement exercises three times a year; in May for spring graduation, July for summer graduation and December for fall graduation. While the spring celebration has been postponed, we will invite spring graduates to participate in the July ceremony. If circumstances do not allow for a July graduation, we will invite spring and summer graduates to participate in the December ceremony.

Students scheduled to graduate will still earn their degrees and receive their diplomas, consistent with academic standards. 

Tickets for the May ceremonies are no longer valid, but information will be communicated to graduates to provide guidance on obtaining tickets for a future ceremony.

We thank you for your understanding and appreciate all of your support for Kennesaw State University.


Commencement: A Beginning

Rather than an ending, commencement - both the word and the ceremony - represents a beginning. It is appropriate that an occasion which marks the beginning of a new phase of life should be conducted with pomp and circumstance, stateliness and tradition.

The ceremony of commencement celebrated at colleges and universities throughout the world has its roots in the scholastic traditions of the Middle Ages. It is an ancient, dignified, and highly symbolic ritual of conclusion and emergence, a rite of passage into a new life.

Commencement Ceremony Resources