Commencement Day Activities – Friday, December 9

Time has whizzed by and the semester is quickly coming to an end. Congratulations on nearly completing your degree. The Graduate School Commencement Ceremony is Friday, December 9 at 1 pm in Manhattan, Kansas. There are a number of events planned for the day. Please let me know if you plan to attend any of the following events. Note some of these will have separate invitations and require you to RSVP to the organization extending the invitation.

Friday, December 9, 2016

College of Education Graduate Brunch              10:30 a.m. to Noon          

Manhattan Country Club
1531 N. 10th
Manhattan, Kansas

Reservations required. A formal invitation will follow from the College of Education. Free for graduates, $15 for guests.

Graduate School Commencement Ceremony           1 pm    

Bramlage Coliseum
Bramlage Coliseum is located at the corner of Kimball Ave and College Ave. It is next to the Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. There is a large parking lot in front of the building. Public parking will be permitted in all general, student, faculty, and staff parking lots during commencement weekend. However, parking in any reserved space is still restricted to permit holders.

Master’s candidates participating in commencement exercises must wear a master’s cap, gown, hood and tassel. Master’s regalia differs from bachelor’s regalia and can be purchased through the K-State Campus Store or online at  http://www.cbgrad.comThe Academic Advising degree is a Master in Science in Academic Advising. Master of Science degree graduates wear a golden yellow hood.

For additional information please refer to Graduation and Commencement Information at

Global Campus Graduation Celebration     4 pm to 5:30 pm        

Alumni Center
1720 Anderson Ave
Manhattan, Kansas

All students who have applied for Fall graduation are invited to an on-campus reception to celebrate graduation. Students’ families are also invited. The celebration will take place Friday, December 9, at 4 p.m. at the Alumni Center. A formal invitation will follow from Global Campus.

Please note that if you do plan to come to Manhattan, it is important to make hotel reservations as early as possible. For more information to help plan your visit, please visit the K-State Admissions page on visiting Manhattan and the other websites below. 

 Campus Map

Manhattan, KS Convention & Visitors Bureau

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Restaurant Guides

Live Webcast
Live Webcast of the Commencement Ceremonies can be found at:

Virtual Commencement

A virtual commencement ceremony Web site will be available for distance education degree candidates unable to attend their K-State commencement ceremony in person. The website includes a listing of students earning degrees through distance education, a place for family and friends to post congratulatory messages to their graduate, a commencement address, music and other commencement-related offerings. 

If you have any questions, please contact me –

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