Grad Finale


FALL (DECEMBER) 2020 GRADUATES:

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are our top priority. As the instances of COVID-19 remain in our area, Pittsburg State University continues to modify operations. Since one of the most effective methods of mitigating the spread of this highly contagious respiratory illness is social distancing, we have decided to make the Grad Finale a virtual event in lieu of our traditional graduation fair.

YOU CAN TAKE CARE OF ALL OF YOUR FINAL GRADUATION NEEDS ONLINE BY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:

  • DEGREE CHECKING—Undergraduate students please complete the graduation application found on your degree audit. Click on the red box to verify diploma information and pay the mandatory graduation fee of $55. The deadline to complete the application and payment process is November 2, 2020.
  • GRADUATE AND CONTINUING STUDIES--Graduate students please petition for graduation and pay fees by Monday November 2, 2020. Undergraduate students who are interested in graduate studies at PSU may visit our website to review information about applying for graduate school.
  • FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE--Any student graduating who received any STUDENT LOANS while attending PSU is required to complete the on-line Exit Counseling Session at www.studentaid.gov. You will also be able to do your Exit Interviews for both the NURSING LOAN and PERKINS LOAN online with Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI), after November 30, 2020. Please visit their site at www.ecsi.net for more detail. All of your prior outstanding loan debit is available for you to review at the National Student Loan Data System Student Access site: https://nslds.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. If you have any additional questions, please contact Financial Assistance at 620-235-4240.

Please note** There will be holds placed on your academic transcript until any required EXIT COUNSELING SESSION(S) is/are finalized.

  • CAREER SERVICES--Career Services will be collecting employment and graduate school data. Please take 3 minutes to complete employment data online through your Handshake account at https://pittstate.joinhandshake.com/ if you have accepted a job offer or have been accepted to graduate school. If not, let us know how we can assist you with your search! Graduates get a year of Gorillas4Hire FREE! Your data will be confidential and will go into a collective database (you will never be singled out) to help counsel future PSU students.
  • JOSTENS--Jostens is excited to celebrate along with you during these accomplishments. We believe in the importance of graduation ceremonies and the celebration of this life accomplishment. Jostens will provide every opportunity for you to celebrate your achievement by offering special promotions. Visit www.Jostens.com or call 1-800-854-7464.

Use the following promo codes:
SAVING100: $100 off all jewelry
UPLOMAGRAD: Free shipping on Uploma Save $100
GRADSHIPPING: Free shipping on announcement packages and announcement a la carte items when purchased in addition to a package.

  • STUDENT-ATHLETES--Graduating student athletes interested in being considered for a student athlete graduation stole should direct graduation questions to Kelly Burnley Miller by email at kbmiller@pittstate.edu.
  • HERFF JONES - FRAMING SUCCESS—We can help you choose a frame to celebrate your success, and a place to display your diploma when it arrives! “For every frame shipped, a tree is planted.” Order online: www.framingsuccess.com and we will ship to your address.
    Or grab a frame at the PSU Gorilla Bookstore when you are on campus and save the shipping fee. Congratulations!
  • PSU ALUMNI AND CONSTITUENT RELATIONS--Check out opportunities available to you as alumni. Learn about alumni gatherings, programs, services, and ways to remain connected after graduation. For more information visit http://www.pittstate.edu/alumni. We are also giving away three PSU Prize Packs to three lucky graduates. Enter online at https://pittstate.regfox.com/fall-2020-gorilla-grads-giveaway. Always remember, "Once a Gorilla... Always a Gorilla."
  • GORILLA BOOKSTORE--Students can begin picking up regalia in the bookstore the week of October 26, 2020, during regular business hours. You must pay the graduation fee online or at the Cashier's Office before you go to the bookstore. Students wishing to have regalia shipped can call the bookstore at 620-235-4875 to place an order. The shipping fee will be $5. Please do not call to place an order prior to October 26, 2020.

Find additional commencement information at: https://www.pittstate.edu/registrar/commencement.html