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Finalize Commencement Needs at Grad Salute

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 9, 2020) — The UK Alumni Association invites all University of Kentucky May 2020 graduates to take part in Grad Salute, March 10-13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the King Alumni House on the corner of Rose Street and Euclid Avenue.

Grad Salute is the perfect opportunity for graduates to finalize all their Commencement needs in one stop. Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation selections. During Grad Salute, graduates will be able to:

  • Purchase an official custom cap, gown and tassel.
  • Verify there are no stops or holds on graduation records.
  • Obtain career information and employment resources.
  • Register to participate in the Commencement ceremony.
  • Order an official University of Kentucky class ring.
  • Purchase a University of Kentucky diploma frame.
  • Order official personalized graduation announcements.
  • Be part of a new UK tradition and order a Wildcat Alumni Plaza paver.
  • Become an Active Member of the UK Alumni Association at a special rate of $25 per year for new grads.

Prior to attending, please be sure that you have completed your degree application through your myUK account. Click here for more information about the degree application process: https://www.uky.edu/commencement/apply.

For more information about Grad Salute, visit www.ukalumni.net/gradsalute or contact Samantha Seitz at Samantha.Seitz@uky.edu or 859-257-8700.

The UK Alumni Association is committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association, visit www.ukalumni.net or call 800-269-2586.

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