Congratulations, Fall 2018 graduates!
This Virtual Grad Fair is to assist you in finding helpful information as you take
this important step in your life.
Submit your reservation to attend the commencement ceremony online at myWSU.wichita.edu. Go to Graduation Links and then Commencement Reservations. Spring graduates must RSVP prior to 5:00 p.m. on November 22, 2018.
What to bring the day of commencement-
• Your regalia
• Shocker ID card or Driver’s License
• No personal valuables (no way to secure them)
Check-in will begin one hour before the processional.
For more information, visit http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/home/?u=commence.
Regalia for bachelor, master, specialist, and doctorate students will be available for purchase online at www.shockerstore.com or in store beginning October 22, 2018.
If you purchase a cap, gown, hood (master, specialist, and doctorate students), and major tassel you will receive a special package price for the set. Please visit the graduation section of www.shockerstore.com for package pricing. Discount taken when order is processed or at register. For online orders all items must be purchased on the same order to receive the discount)
Discount bundle pricing available through November 30, 2018.
Faculty who wish to rent their regalia must do so by 4:00 p.m. on November 12, 2018. Students can purchase their cap and gown any time prior to the
ceremony. However, bundle discount pricing is not available after November 30, 2018.
Please call 316-978-7021 for more information.
Visit the merchandise section of www.shockerstore.com for information about class rings, announcements, diploma frames and more!
Have you ever wondered how to find out information about your student loans? Who to contact and how? The link below will take you to the National Student Loan Data System. You will only need your FSA ID to gain access to the portal. Once on the site, you will be able to see every federal student loan you have ever had, who holds it, and how to contact your loan servicer.
To make sure that your address is current and also to learn more about the "what's next" for your student loans, be sure to complete your Exit Counseling at:
Last but not least, if you are not sure about the options that you have for repayment, there are many different repayment plans. Be sure to pick one that suits your situation so that you are less likely to fall into default. Click the link below to learn about all the different types, as well as test out the repayment calculators to see what your projected monthly amount would be. You will even learn about some loan forgiveness options available.
If you have any questions about the repayment process and/or need any assistance, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 1-855-WSU1STP (855-978-1787) at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be more than happy to schedule a time for you to sit down and discuss your options with a Financial Aid Advisor.
Additionally, the Office of Financial Aid will host two Student Loan Repayment Workshops for the Fall 2018 semester. We invite you to join us to find out more about your next steps regarding your student loans. They are scheduled for:
• Wednesday, November 28th from Noon to 1:00 p.m. in RSC 319, McKay Room
• Wednesday, November 28th 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in RSC 319, McKay Room
WSU offers a wide range of graduate education choices, including 12 doctoral programs and more than 40 master’s degrees and one education specialist degree, plus over 20 graduate certificate programs. Wichita State has graduate programs in Business, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health Professions, and Liberal Arts and Sciences. We have approximately 3,000 graduate students, roughly one of every five WSU students, from all 50 states and over 85 countries. See the links below for all the important information regarding graduate school.
We understand finding full-time career employment after college is exciting, but it also requires much more than personal motivation and a college degree. In fact, finding employment may feel like a job in itself, with applications to fill out, searches to sift through and references to collect.
The WSU Career Development Center is here to help! Here are some tips and services we offer to help graduating seniors find full-time employment. Another added bonus is — as a WSU Alumnus, you can use our services for FREE.
Perfect Your Resume and Interview Skills: Call the Career Development Center today at (316) 978-3688 and schedule a mock-interview and/or resume review with one of our career specialists. Let us help you make sure you are putting your best foot forward.
Attend Career Fairs and Networking Events: The Career Development Center has several career fairs and career events throughout the year. Many events are major and college specific. Visit wichita.edu/careerevents for more details.
Newly Added Opportunities: Full-time career employment are uploaded to Handshake each day. Handshake should be your first stop when looking for new opportunities.
Call (316) 978-3688 to set up an appointment to meet with a Career Development Specialist and let us help you learn about employment search techniques. Visit us online at wichita.edu/CareerDevelopment.
Fall 2018 Diplomas
A diploma is:
- a commemoration of your degree completion that is suitable for framing
- free, including an attractive cover
A diploma is not:
- an official document that proves that you earned the degree
Your spring diploma will be available beginning Friday, February 15, 2019. You
may pick it up at the Office of the Registrar, first floor of Jardine Hall OR have it mailed to
you, using one of the Diploma Release forms:
Diploma Release forms must be submitted with a copy of your photo ID and payment.
The name on your diploma will read the same as the name on the Application for Degree you
filled out online through myWSU (as long as the Registrar’s Office has a record of that name
for you). Please check with Jama at (316) 978-3672 if you need to verify that the name you
specify on your Application for Degree is on record with the Registrar’s Office.
If you wish to order and pay for a duplicate of your diploma, please fill out the Request for Duplicate Diploma Form. Duplicate diploma orders must be submitted with a copy of your ID and payment.
Your diploma and transcript will NOT be released if you owe the university money or property. If you have questions about outstanding obligations, please contact Financial Operations at (316) 978-3333.
Free transcripts will be sent by USPS First Class Mail or can be picked up at 117
Jardine Hall. These transcripts cannot be ordered through our online ordering system.
There is a limit of five free transcripts in each of the below circumstances:
1. Currently enrolled undergraduate seniors sending a transcript directly to a graduate school, law school, and medical school or certifying agency like AMCAS.
2. Undergraduate seniors and graduate students in their final semester who have submitted an Application for Degree - if the student waits until their degree has been posted to their academic record. Be sure to mark “Hold for Degree to appear on transcript” on the transcript request form. Degrees are usually posted within 3 business weeks of final grade processing.
Current enrollment for a semester/term starts the first day of classes for that semester/term, and
extends until classes begin for the next semester/term.
Students eligible for free transcripts must submit a request form and a copy
of their photo identification to the Registrar’s Office by the following dates for
Graduating in the Fall . . . . . . April 15
Graduating in the Spring . . . . September 15
Graduating in the Summer . . November 15
If you have questions regarding these transcript policies, please email the
Office of the Registrar at email@example.com.
Free transcripts cannot be ordered online. A transcript request form is
provided at: http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=registrar&p=/order_transcript/.
Please submit your request with a legible copy of your driver’s license or WSU
photo identification in-person, by mail, email or fax.
Information regarding ordering transcripts that are not free is available online