Congratulations! It is a special time as you approach the completion of your degree, and faculty members in the College of Health and Human Sciences are very proud of you. As a graduate of the College, you will receive college and alumni newsletters as well as be invited to alumni events during the years to come. I'm pleased to share that the College of Health and Human Sciences, in recognition of your graduation, has paid for your first year's membership to the K-State Alumni Association. We hope you will keep in touch, too, because your success will help us plan programs for those that follow you.
Important information about the College of Health and Human Sciences Commencement ceremony can be found on this page. Please take special note of the following information and instructions.
Betty L. Tointon Dean,
College of Health and Human Sciences
Kansas Board of Regents Requirements
- Up to half of the credits required for a four-year degree may be completed at an accredited two-year institution. If your program requires 120 hours, then you can take 60 credit hours from a two-year institution. If your program requires 124 or more hours, then you can take a maximum of 62 credit hours from a two-year institution.
- A minimum of 45 hours must be taken at the course level of 300 or above (i.e., junior level and higher).
Kansas State University Requirements
- Each student must complete at least 30 K-State resident credits to be considered for a degree from K-State. In resident refers to course completed at the Manhattan campus, Salina campus or through K-State Global Campus.
- A student must complete 20 of the last 30 hours of resident credits through K-State. In other words, no more than 10 hours of transfer credit hours may be applied toward the last 30 hours you take for your degree.
- Completion of the K-State 8 requirements. K-State 8 can be met by both K-State and transfer courses.
College of Health and Human Sciences Requirements
- The college requires a 'C' or higher in all "Professional Studies" courses. Some programs have higher requirements.
- A minimum of 30 hours of College of Health and Human Sciences specific courses must be completed. This may include transfer courses ONLY if they are equivalent. Refer to the transfer equivalency page to make sure, or consult your advisor.
Three semesters (approximately 85 hours completed) prior to graduation, a graduation check is performed by the dean's office. This check is done to ensure that all requirements will be met so you can graduate at the time you desire.
Ultimately, a student is responsible for assuring their plans, goals and accomplishments are met, especially fulfilling all of the requirements of the curriculum in which they are enrolled. It is important to work closely with your advisor during your final semesters.
Awards and Honors
Prior to commencement each semester, the college celebrates its outstanding senior undergraduates at the College of Health and Human Sciences Commencement Graduation Honors and Student Awards Celebration. The invited students are those who will be receiving university scholastic honors or who have been chosen as student commencement speaker or outstanding seniors by their program. The college's events coordinator will notify students receiving awards prior to the event. All questions about the awards reception should be directed to the events coordinator at 785-532-3360.
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Parking: West parking lot (across from Ascension Via Christi Hospital)
- 3:40 p.m. - Graduates assemble on Bramlage Concourse (enter through southwest doors).
- 4:30 p.m. - Commencement begins.
See this page for a complete list of all Commencement ceremonies and start times.
Important Graduation Deadlines & Information
- Graduation Application deadline to ensure name is printed in Commencement program.
- Graduation Application deadline for applying for graduation.
Students can begin submitting their application in KSIS the first week of the semester. It is best to submit your application as soon as possible in your final semester in order to ensure 1) your application is approved, and 2) that your name appears in the commencement program.
An instruction presentation (pdf) is available for you before you go into KSIS to apply. The presentations address how to apply for graduation, information on scholastic honors, and general commencement ceremony information. Additional information is also contained on the Registrar's Office website.
Applying for Student Commencement Speaker - Deadline: March 20, 2020
Are you interested in being the student commencement speaker for your upcoming commencement ceremony? Complete the above application and submit it to Chelsi Medved, events and communications coordinator, in 119 Justin Hall by 5 p.m. on the deadline above. You will also need to submit a resume via email to email@example.com.
Interested in singing the national anthem and alma mater at the May commencement ceremony? Send a recording of yourself singing either song to Chelsi, firstname.lastname@example.org - Deadline: April 6
This page has a link to the Commencement Instructions document (pdf) that includes Guest Information, Parking and Accessibility, Academic Apparel and the Commencement Checklist.
About a week before our ceremony, instructions and diagrams about our ceremony will appear here. It is very important that you read thorough the information before coming to the ceremony.
Double majoring students
Dual majoring students
Audience Seating Help
Graduates in the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, the Department of Hospitality Management, General Human Ecology and Family and Consumer Sciences, and the Department of Kinesiology will sit on the east side of the floor. They will walk from east to west. If your guests would like to see you walk across the stage, they should sit in sections on the west side (4-8).
Faculty Diploma Presentation
Grad Images is where you can find your photos by entering your Last Name, Kansas State University and selecting 2020 from the drop-down menu. Once you see your name, click on the link to view your photos.
If you need additional help to locate your photos, call 800-261-2576 or e-mail email@example.com.