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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.


When do I apply for graduation?

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.

How do I apply for graduation?

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

  1. Complete the application for graduation form.
  2. Submit completed forms to the Bloch School Student Services Office. If you turn the application in to the UMKC Registrar’s Office it will not be processed.

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. Complete the application for graduation form.
  2. Complete the Program of Study form (PDF). Be sure to hand-sign it.
  3. Submit completed forms to the Bloch School Student Services Office. 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.

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Contact the School of Graduate Studies.

How do I order my cap and gown?

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

The May 2018 Graduation Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the UMKC Bookstore.

Can I still participate in commencement if…

…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).

Please write on your application for graduation that you plan to “Walk in May” or “Walk in December” so we know you plan to participate in the ceremony even though you will not be finished with your program 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

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.

Honorary Societies

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

Commencement Ceremony Details

2018 May Commencement
The Bloch School spring commencement ceremony will be on Friday, May 11 at 4:00 p.m. at the Swinney Recreation Center. Details about the ceremony will be sent to spring candidates via UMKC email in early March.

Additional information about graduation can be found on the University's Commencement website.

Bloch Dean’s Letter/Graduation Instructions

Details about the ceremony will be posted in early March.

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
816-235-2215

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