Students who anticipate graduating must submit an application for graduation through Pathway by the published deadline for the semester in which they intend to graduate.  The application for graduation in Pathway will close at 11:59 pm on the date stated below for each term. 

Graduation Application Deadlines by term:

  • Fall: October 31st
  • Spring: March 31st
  • Summer: June 30th 

Commencement is optional and participating in commencement does not mean that a student has graduated. The application for graduation triggers a degree check. The degree check is conducted following the recording of grades for the semester in which the student anticipates graduation. All degree requirements must be fulfilled, including documentation of all requirements in UMKC Registrar's Office before the next semester after anticipated graduation begins. Diplomas may be picked up in person from UMKC Central beginning 40 days following the last day of the semester. Diplomas will be mailed only upon request from the student.  A link to the diploma mailing request site will be emailed to degree-awarded students one business day before in-person diploma pick up begins.  Replacement and duplicate diplomas can be ordered for a small fee from UMKC Registrar's Office.