Grad Finale



  • DEGREE CHECKINGUndergraduate students please apply for graduation and register for tickets by clicking the red prompt on your degree audit or by following this link:  You will verify diploma information and pay the mandatory graduation fee of $55, which covers expenses including your diploma and cap/gown.  The deadline to complete the application and payment process is Monday, November 6, 2023.
  • GRADUATE STUDIES: Graduate students please petition for graduation and pay fees by Monday, November 6, 2023Undergraduate students who are interested in Graduate School at PSU may visit our website to review the programs that we offer and for information on how to apply to at
  • FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Any student graduating who received any STUDENT LOANS while attending PSU is required to complete the on-line Exit Counseling at 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), that will be available to you in December. Please visit their site at for more details. All of your prior outstanding loan debt is available for you to review at the Federal Student Aid Website: If you plan to continue your education at PSU in the graduate program, you will need to reach back out to the Financial Aid office once your degree has posted so that we can update your FAFSA. If you have any additional questions, please contact Financial Assistance at 620-235-4240 or email Please note** There will be holds placed on your academic transcript until any required EXIT COUNSELING is completed.

  • LOAN REPAYMENT INFORMATION: When your grace period ends you will be required to set up payments to begin repaying your federal student loan. Please visit the Federal Student Aid Website: to explore repayment options and choose the plan that works best for you. Here is some additional information on the newly created SAVE plan - We also encourage you to check out the Loan Repayment page on the PSU website as we will continue to post the most current information -
  • CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Hey Gorillas - we want to know what is next for you! If you have accepted a job offer or have been accepted to graduate school, please fill out the survey about employment in your graduation application through Degree Checking or your petition through the Graduate Office.  If you're unsure of your plans, let us know how we can help you figure out your next steps! FYI - Gorilla alumni can continue to use Gorillas4Hire after graduation to help in their employment planning. You can call our office at 620.235.4140 or email to schedule an appointment or ask questions. Congratulations and best wishes for all that is to come! We're so excited for you!
  • 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 or call 1-800-854-7464.
    • Use the following promo codes:
      • ANNSHIP: Free shipping on photo cards, essential, deluxe, basic, and mini packages - includes a la carte items when purchased in addition to any package. RESHIP is still valid but only works for deluxe and essential packages.
        • Free standard shipping when you design and purchase your photo cards or announcement grad. Packages on through December 31, 2023, and use promo code ANNSHIP at checkout. Shipping and handling may be charged on other products in your order. Offer subject to adjustment due to returns, cancellations and exchanges. Promo codes cannot be combined or used with other offers or discounts. Not valid on prior purchases, taxes or for cash or cash equivalent. Valid only for online orders hipped to U.S. addresses. Promotion applies to standard catalog offering only and excludes any other products.  Expires 12/31/23 at 11:59 pm CT. Offer may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice.  
      • UPLOMAGRAD: Free Uploma shipping - Free standard shipping when you design and purchase your Uploma valid only at through December 31, 2023 by using promo code UPLOMAGRAD at checkout. 
        • Promotion applies to Uploma offering only and excludes any other products in your order. Free standard shipping only. Product collections vary by school.  Limit one promo code per order. Offer subject to adjustment due to returns, cancellations and exchanges. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.  Not valid on prior purchases. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent.  Valid only for online orders shipped to U.S. addresses. Expires 12/31/23 at 11:59 pm CT.
      • SHOP50: $50 off your jewelry purchase - Save $50 when you design and purchase your college class ring or jewelry on by December 31, 2023 and use promo code SHOP50 at checkout.
        • Promotion applies to standard college jewelry catalog offering only and excludes any other products. Offer excludes:  nursing pins, watches, keepsake jewelry boxes, military academy rings, and high school jewelry. Not valid on prior purchases. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Valid only for online orders shipped to U.S. addresses. Expires 12/31/2023 at 11:59pm CT. Offer may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice.
  • 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
  • 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! We fund one tree planting for every frame purchased. Trees are planted by Trees for the Future for the benefit of the communities they serve. Order online: 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 Alumni & Constituent Relations is giving away two PSU Prize Packs. Enter online for a chance to win! Lastly, if you are a resident of Kansas or Missouri, as a congratulatory gift for your graduation, Alumni & Constituent Relations will waive the donation fee for you to receive an official Gorilla License Plate for Kansas or Missouri for your vehicle. Simply complete the form here and we will prepare the necessary paperwork – it’s so easy! Always remember, "Once a Gorilla, Always a Gorilla."
  • GORILLA BOOKSTORE: Students can begin picking up regalia in the bookstore on November 1, 2023, 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 $8.99. Please do not call to place an order prior to November 1, 2023. Please note, the deadline for picking up/placing an order is December 15, 2023.
  • IT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS GRADUATING: As a student at PSU, you receive access to many IT resources. Upon graduation, or leaving the University, most of those resources will no longer be applicable to you because you will no longer be an "active" PSU student. Click here for the details on what you will retain access to as well as what resources will be discontinued and when.  As always, please contact the Gorilla Geeks if you have questions: Whitesitt Hall. 

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