Contact UsStudent Services
Location: Building 535, Offices 29
Phone: (909) 607-0389
Fax: (909) 607-8086
Email: student_services[at symbol]kgi.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The 2017 Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 13 at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center. Other highlights of the commencement weekend on Friday, May 12 include the PPC ceremony and breakfast at 9 a.m. and the awards ceremony and luncheon at 12:30 p.m.
Tickets are required for the Commencement Ceremony on May 13. Each graduate will be allotted (4) tickets, and will have the option of donating any unused tickets to other graduates. Tickets will be available to the graduates via Active Calendar (link to follow).
All of The Claremont Colleges have graduation on the same weekend, and accommodations for out-of-town guests are sometimes scarce. It is best to make reservations early. A list of nearby hotels can be found here. Please contact the hotel directly for reservations.
Intent to Graduate Form Deadline: Friday, March 17
All graduates are required to complete and submit the Intent to Graduate Form and return it to the KGI Registrar, Melissa Brown, no later than March 3, 2017. On page 2 of the form, it asks for all prior degree information; Melissa will be verifying all prior degrees. If you applied to KGI before graduating from your prior institution, you will need to request a new transcript be sent to Melissa verifying the degree conferred on it.
Download the Intent to Graduate form
Regalia Order Deadline: Friday, March 17
Commencement cap and gown rentals are available through the Huntley Bookstore. All orders must be placed before Friday, March 3. Order forms are available at the Huntley Bookstore. Students may keep the tassel, however cap and gowns must be returned once commencement concludes. Cap and gown rentals start at $50 and can be picked up at the Huntley Book Store starting Friday, May 5. Contact Susan Navarro with any questions, (909) 607-1502
175 East Eighth Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Request for ADA Accommodations Deadline: Friday, March 17
Any graduates who will need ADA accommodations for mobility on stage, or a sign language interpreter should contact the Office of Student Services, no later than March 3, by email at Student_Services[at symbol]kgi.edu
Commencement Weekend Schedule
Location: Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center (601 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768)
|Thursday, May 11|
|4:00 pm||Rehearsal (mandatory for all students)|
|Friday, May 12|
|9:00 am – 11:00 am||PPC ceremony & breakfast|
|12:30 pm – 2:30 pm||Awards ceremony & luncheon|
|Saturday, May 13*|
|8:00 am||Student & faculty check-in and robing|
|8:30 am||Class photos by program|
|10:45 am||Graduate staging|
|11:00 am||Ceremony begins|
*Tickets are required for the Commencement Ceremony on May 13. Each graduate will be allotted (4) tickets, and will have the option of donating any unused tickets to other graduates. Tickets will be available to the graduates via Active Calendar (link to follow).
Keck Graduate Institute's 2016 commencement, as well as previous commencement ceremonies, are available for online viewing.more