Graduation Cords

Students who have been engaged in research and scholarship activities during their academic career have the opportunity to be designated as an Undergraduate Research Scholar and presented with an Undergraduate Research Honor Cord prior to graduation. graduation cords
In order to be eligible for cords, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  1. Present at the Symposium of Student Scholars (it can be any year up to your graduation).

  2. Receive funding for your research, such as URCA grants, NCUR travel support, CARET awards, or funding through your department. For example, if KSU paid your registration fees for the conference, or paid for some other aspect of your research, then you have received funding. Your research advisor can help determine this if you have any questions. Please note that if you did not use your funding in 2020 because your conference was cancelled due to coronavirus, you will still be eligible for graduation cords. 

  3. Present at another local, regional, national, or international conference. This conference does not necessarily have to be connected to your funding above, but you must have the experience of presenting at a conference. If you have published your work instead of presenting it, please note that in the box. Please note that if your conference was cancelled in 2020 due to coronavirus, you will still be eligible for graduation cords. 

These graduation cords are free for students who meet all of the above criteria. Students who do not meet all of the above criteria are ineligible for the cords.

Please complete the form below. The Office of Undergraduate Research will evaluate your application and contact you about the graduation cords. You will receive an email notification if your application has been accepted. All graduation cords can be picked up in Kennesaw Hall room 3414 (administration side of building) once you receive email confirmation. 

Please see calendar below for important information. 

  • Semester
    Graduation Cord Form Deadlines
    Graduation Cord Pick Up Dates
  • Spring 2020 Graduation



  • Summer 2020 Graduation



One cord per student; please do not submit the form more than once. 

Questions? Email

If you answered "no" to any of the questions above, please provide a detailed explanation above regarding why you believe you should still be eligible for a graduation cord from the Office of Undergraduate Research