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Graduation

Graduation and the surrounding ceremonies are a wonderful way to finish your college career. Use this information to make sure you are able to walk across that stage.

Apply for graduation at least two semesters before you plan to graduate for early feedback from advisors on graduation requirements.

Check the academic calendar for application deadlines.

Undergraduate Students (B.B.A., B.S.A.)

Apply through Pathway

Once the completed application is received, the Bloch School Student Services Office will conduct a degree audit. If you submit your application two semesters in advance of the term you plan to graduate, you will receive a graduation audit and a follow up audit before the start of your final term. If you turn your application in by the Registrar’s published deadline, you may receive only a graduation audit. The audit will be sent through Connect to your UMKC student email.

Graduate Students (M.B.A., M.P.A., M.S.A., M.S.E.R.E., M.S.F.)

  1. Apply through Pathway
  2. Complete the Program of Study form (PDF). Be sure to hand-sign it.
  3. Submit completed forms to the Bloch School Graduate Programs Office, 418 Bloch Executive Hall. If you turn the application in to the UMKC Registrar’s Office it will not be processed.

You can access grades and course information in Pathway. This site gives instructions on where grade information can be found.

Once the completed application is received, the Bloch School Student Services Office will conduct a degree audit. If problems are discovered, you will be contacted via UMKC email, phone or mail with additional information. You will receive a copy of your completed degree audit via mail along with additional graduation information.

IPh.D.
Contact the School of Graduate Studies.

Regalia (cap, gown, hood, etc.) is ordered through the UMKC Bookstore.

The May 2020 Graduation Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the UMKC Bookstore.

…I am not finished with all of my classes?
Yes. You must be within six hours of having your degree requirements completed.

You will need to fill out your application for graduation form for the semester in which you will finish your degree (not participate in the ceremony).

Contact the Bloch Student Services Office if you are planning on participating in a ceremony even though you will not be finished with your program requirements until the following semester.

Questions? Contact the Bloch School Student Services Office.

…I missed the application deadline?
Maybe. It depends on how long ago the deadline was.

Contact our office at 816-235-2215 immediately for your options.

Latin honors are for undergraduate students only.

If you are receiving Latin honors you will be notified prior to graduation.

For information on the requirements for Latin honors eligibility, please click here.

The Bloch School participates in many honorary societies. If you qualify for membership you will be invited to join in writing.

2020 Spring Ceremony

Thank you for your patience. We have decided the direction for our May 2020 commencement celebration. As you know, regrettably, we will not be holding our in-person graduation ceremony this spring. However we have taken into account your feedback and will be hosting a virtual celebration at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020.

We have created a virtual celebration that will showcase your accomplishments, but we also would love for you to join us in the December 2020 graduation ceremony for you to have the experience to walk across the stage.

Below are instructions for our virtual celebration: 

ANNOUNCING YOUR NAME:
We will honor each student by reading your name and highlighting any honors. We would also like to share a photo of you while we call your name. This survey will ask you to upload an appropriate photo and phonetic spelling or voice recording of your name. Please complete this before 12:00 p.m. on May 1. https://umkc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6s9fy80tUIwTwJT

DIPLOMAS
Diplomas and official transcripts reflecting the conferral of your degree will be mailed to the address on your application for graduation in July.

LATIN HONORS
Following graduation, please continue to check your UMKC student email for updates to Latin Honors. The Bloch School will send final Latin Honor medals in the mail to the address on your application for graduation.

DEGREE CHECKS AFTER FINAL GRADES
Please continue to check your UMKC email for any updates to outstanding degree requirements after final grades have posted.

LINK TO CEREMONY
The university will release the link for commencement ceremony within the coming weeks. Please continue checking your UMKC email.

We are looking forward to celebrating your success!

Sincerely,