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When is the December 2021 Commencement?

The December 2021 Commencement will be held on Friday, December 17th at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center.

What time will my specific College's ceremony be?


College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

College of Education

College of Engineering

College of Fine Arts

College of Medicine

College of Pharmacy

College of Public Health

College of Social Work

Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce



College of Arts and Sciences

College of Communication and Information

College of Design

College of Health Sciences

College of Nursing

Gatton College of Business and Economics


*This schedule is subject to change

When is Grad Salute?

Grad Salute is October 11th and 12th in the Harris Ballroom at the Gatton Student Center. This is where you can purchase your cap and gown, register for Commencement, purchase a class ring and/or graduation announcements, and receive information from the UK Alumni Association.

Is registering for Commencement and applying for my degree the same thing?

No. You need to apply for your degree through myUK and work with your academic advisor. Registering for Commencement is a separate process and only confirms your participation in the ceremony.