If there is no “Diploma Address” recorded, the diploma will be sent to your “Mailing Address.” The Diploma Address may be updated in Self-Service up to three weeks after the end of the term.
After that, contact the Records Office to change the Diploma Address.
If, for any reason, you do not graduate that term and new Intent to Graduate must be submitted for the next term of intended graduation.
Participate in Commencement Participation in the commencement ceremony is voluntary, but you are encouraged to attend.
Any format corrections required by the Graduate College Thesis Office must be received by the date provided by the Graduate College reviewer.
At the University of Kentucky, Master's degrees (Plan A) require the completion of a thesis.
Commencement ceremonies for Summer and Fall graduates occur in December, and for Spring graduates in May.
For information about participation in the campus wide ceremonies and convocations sponsored by colleges and schools see the Commencement website.
To begin your ETD submission, your thesis should be formatted according to Graduate College thesis requirements and approved by your department.
After you have submitted your ETD online for review, you will receive a series of emails from the Graduate College Thesis Office that will notify you that we have received your ETD and alert you to any required corrections or other steps you will need to take to complete your thesis deposit.