Commencement - Class of 2021

What to Wear

To all general University events on May 6 - 8

Business casual attire. No sandals, shorts or T-shirts.

To Class Photo on May 8 and 9 (required of all graduates)

Gown, University honor medallions/cords.
NO mortar boards/tams.
Under gown: professional attire, closed-toe dress shoes.

To Commencement on May 8 and 9 (required of all graduates)

Gown, University honor medallions/cords, mortar boards/tams.
Under gown: professional attire, closed-toe dress shoes.

Commencement Announcements

Graduation announcements will be available for order online starting in January 2021. Check back for more details.

Military Students

Commissioning of officers into the Armed Forces is done on stage during the ceremony. Please wear your appropriate military dress uniform under your gown. Those students involved will be contacted in the next month with additional details.

Academic Honors, Honorary Fraternities

Latin honor graduates and members of Psi Sigma Alpha will receive medallions. Members of Sigma Sigma Phi and Gold Humanism will receive honor cords. These will be distributed with your attire on Thursday, May 6. You will wear your medallion(s)/cords for the Class Photo and Commencement Ceremony.

Professional Photos

The University has combined photography services into one vendor: Lifetouch Photography of Des Moines, Iowa. Lifetouch photographers will take the composite photos, the class photo, photos of you being hooded during Commencement as well as of you with your diploma and a variety of candid shots.

They will also collect information from you in advance so that you can receive emails directly from them for proofs and to purchase items.

In addition to the basic photos, you will also be able to purchase additional photos from their gallery of University-sponsored events (not Senior Week), mounted photos and collages or a personal book of just you and some favorite campus and ceremony shots to remember this momentous occasion.

All orders, payments and inquiries will be directly between Lifetouch and you. Take a look at their website.

Webcast & Video

In order to accommodate friends and family members who are unable to attend the ceremonies, KCU will provide a live webcast of the Commencement Ceremony. Shortly following graduation video of the Commencement Ceremony will be available online. Please watch for the link on the KCU homepage.

Hometown Press Release

To help you share your news, KCU provides you with a news release template to complete and send to your hometown newspaper.

Additional details will be provided shortly following the commencement ceremony.