Graduation Ceremony

Commencement 2021 will be held on Wednesday, May 12. The format is pending due to Government Measures on COVID-19.

 

 

 Countdown to Graduation

 

Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate our way through the evolving coronavirus pandemic. Ensuring that we can celebrate our graduates in a way that keeps our students and guests safe. RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) practices are aligned and consistent with current local, and government guidelines. For the most up-to-date information on all aspects of the university’s operation during the pandemic, please visit the website and check your e-mails.

Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal Day

Tuesday, May 11 @ 1PM

Location for Graduation Ceremony and Rehearsal - soon to be announced!  

If you have any additional questions about commencement, please email academicaffairs@auk.org

 Ceremony Updates

Congratulations to the upcoming Class of 2021!

The entire RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) community looks forward to celebrating this special event in May. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, continues to impact our ability to host our normal activities. At this time, we are happy to announce that we plan to host in-person commencement ceremonies , in accordance with Government measures/regulations. There are many details still to be considered and we will keep you informed on a regular basis as we finalize our plans.

In light of the current measures, it is unlikely we will be able to welcome guests/families to our ceremony. The ceremony will be live-streamed for viewing by family members and friends.

We are very excited to celebrate with the Class of 2021 in person. While our ceremony will look different, we will focus on what’s really important – recognizing the accomplishments of the Class of 2021, speeches and other small parts that we think are important for the class of 2021.

And what about the Class of 2020?

We also plan to offer in-person celebrations for the Class of 2020 in May, same day with the Class of 2021 again in accordance with all Government measures. An update will also be shared in April when we have a approval from the Ministry of Health.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the complexities related to the pandemic and look forward to celebrating with the Classes of 2020 and 2021.

Sincerely,

Dr. Kamal Shahrabi
President and Dean of Faculty

 

Graduate List

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 2021 

Cum laude Student Full Name Expected Completion
*** Aurora Kingji  
*** Bind Ahmetaj  
*** Clirim Shehremeti  
*** Diar Ramadani  
*** Fiona Shahini  
*** Rrona Skenderi  
*** Sindi Rryta  
*** Ujvara Fetoshi  
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 2021 

Cum laude Student Full Name Expected Completion
  Ajdin Saramati  
*** Albina Hajdari  
  Aldi Blyta  
*** Alisa Ramadani  
** Andra Mustafa  
  Anila Sylaj  
  Arber Hoxha  
  Arber Miftari  
  Arbnor Haxhani  
*** Arbnora Qerimi  
*** Ardonit Arifi  
** Ariana Gjuli  
  Arlind Rexhepi  
  Artor Hajdini Fall 2021
 
  Atdhe Daka  
  Aulona Ademi  
** Aurora Hyseni  
  Beneta Gashi Fall 2021
  Berk Karsi  
  Bestar Osmani  
  Blendi Gashi  
  Bler Podrimaj  
  Brezona Hakaj Fall 2021
** Dafina Gashi  
* Dafina Rizvanolli  
  Dhurata Lipovica  
  Dhurata Tafili  
*** Diar Ramadani  
  Diellza Geci  
  Dion Krapi  
  Donat Nixha  
* Donjeta Morina  
  Dren Krasniqi  
*** Drita Xhuka  
* Dua Kamberi  
  Endrit Fejzullahu  
  Era Grajcevci  
  Ergin Memedali  
*** Erleta Hashani  
** Ermira Karavidaj  
  Ernera Dushica  
  Fatos Maloku  
  Fatos Raci  
  Fiona Krasniqi  
  Fisnik Rafuna  
  Fitor Astafa  
  Flaka Pruthi  
  Florint Fetiu  
** Flutura Bislimi  
  Gembiana Shyti  
  Genti Xharavina  
*** Ideal Bislimi  
  Islam Bajramaj  
  Klei Zgura  
  Krenar Kpuzi  
  Kreshnik Halili AAS
  Leart Gashi  
* Leonita Latifi  
* Leonita Morina  
  Leke Ajvazi Fall 2021
* Lirak Hamiti  
  Liridona Krasniqi  
  Lum Vranica  
  Malsor Bunjaku  
*** Narta Emerllahu  
  Natyra Morina  
** Nita Guri  
  Nita Prapashtica  
* Olsa Hoti  
  Oltian Vllahiu  
  Petar Ivic  
  Petrit Ilazi  
  Plator Ejupi  
*** Rejsa Kuci  
  Rina Sahiti  
* Rona Blakcori  
  Rron Rafuna  
  Rron Shemsedini  
  Shpat Musa  
** Vesa Goci  
  Veton Berisha  
  Xhoni Aliaj  
  Ymerdin Hasani  
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 Masters

Student Full Name Expected Completion
Adelina Grainca Summer 2021
Arwid Hall Summer 2021
Dardan Hajrizi Summer 2021
Edita Gashi Summer 2021
Nergis Memedali Summer 2021
Vanesa Ahmetgjekaj Summer 2021
Visar Jasiqi Summer 2021
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Graduate Checklist


Applying for Graduation:
Once a student is eligible to apply for graduation, the Office of the Registrar will send an email reminder each month to complete the application for graduation in SIS, and a notification will pop up on the student’s SIS account indicating they are eligible to apply for graduation. To access SIS, visit http://sis.rit.edu. Helpful SIS screen shots available here.


Edit your name on your diploma
Visit http://sis.rit.edu to edit how your name will appear on the diploma.
Helpful SIS screen shots available here.


Update contact information for diploma delivery

Students who will be living outside of Kosovo and have a permanent address outside of Kosovo by May 2021 are recommended to change their diploma mailing address on their SIS profile to their permanent address.
Students who will be living in Kosovo should have the RIT Kosovo address listed as their mailing address:
 RIT Kosovo, Gërmia Campus, Dr. Shpëtim Robaj st. nn, 10000 Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo

Graduation Requirements

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As this is your last semester at RIT Kosovo, we wanted to make sure that you are fully prepared for your graduation and that is why we are providing you with a checklist so that you may go through the requirements and make sure that you have completed them all. Remember, all students who want to walk in Graduation Commencement Ceremony need to complete the steps below. You can find the graduation requirement on page 53 of the Academic Bulletin. You are advised to consult with your Academic Advisor to make sure that you are on the right track. Nonetheless, as a reminder we will briefly go through the requirements.

Bulletin: Academic Bulletin - 2020 - 2021.pdf (rit.edu)

Forms: Academic Forms | RIT Kosovo | RIT

Co-op: Arlinda Hajdari - ahajdari@auk.org

Academic calendar: Academic Calendar | RIT Kosovo | RIT

Certification calendar: view calendar

 Certification process: any delay in the above-mentioned steps will result in the certification being postponed by a semester.

Students are responsible for checking their SIS profile and making sure that all the requirements have been fulfilled. To do so go to: SIS> Academic Records > My Academic Requirement - and make sure all requirements are satisfied. If any of the above-mentioned are not finalized by March 30, 2021, it may affect the certification process and might result in a postponement of the certification to the upcoming semester.

ALL students need to apply for graduation! Need to apply online via your SIS profile by selecting the term you are expected to complete all your graduation requirements. Make sure to print screen the page once you have completed this step and save it for your records. To apply go to SIS> Academic Records > Graduation > Apply for Graduation> Spring 2021 (2205)

ALL students need to declare their immersion! You need to declare it online via your SIS profile. Make sure to check your transcript or SIS after a week to confirm that the declaration went through.

a.      All students need to declare an immersion in either Economics, English, International Relations, Political Science, or Public Policy.

b.      If you are graduating with a minor, you must declare the same immersion as your minor (i.e. minor in public policy, you declare your immersion in public policy).

c.       If you are graduating without a minor, you need to only declare the immersion you have selected.

d.      If you have declared your immersion wrongfully, then you should change it online via your SIS profile.

Students planning to graduate with a minor are required to fill in a ‘Minor Authorization Form’. If you are not planning to graduate with a minor, then you need to make sure your academic advisor is informed. Instructions on how to fill in the form can be found in the RIT Kosovo forms. You can also find an example attached on how to fill it in and the form. Class details that are required in the form can be found in the SIS or SIS Class Search

a.      Students graduating in May 2021 (2205) need to bring in the form by March 30, 2021, the latest. Forms brought in later run the risk of negatively affecting your certification (delay of your BS diploma).

You need to earn a minimum of 120 credits in order to be eligible for graduation. This does not mean that as soon as you earn 120 credits, you will graduate, as they have to be earned towards your academic program.

Your overall GPA needs to be 2.0 or above. Your GPA for your concentrations need to be 2.0 or above and your GPA for your minor needs to be 2.0 or above.

You need to complete all of the required courses within general education.(see page 53 of the Academic Bulletin)

You need to complete the required courses within your selected concentration (i.e. Management students must complete financial and managerial accounting to graduate). You need to earn a minimum of 20 semester credits for each concentration. You need to earn a GPA of 2.0 and above within your concentrations.(see page 59 of the Academic Bulletin)

You need to complete the required courses within your selected minor (i.e. one cannot graduate with a minor in international relations without finishing introduction to international relations). You need to earn a minimum of 15 credits. You need to earn a GPA of 2.0 and above within your minor. If you are graduating without a minor, you will still need to take approximately five additional courses in order to fulfill the credit requirement, two arts and science electives and three courses towards an immersion.

By the end of your senior year, you need to have successfully completed two co-ops of 400 hours each. Any delay in the submission of the forms or co-ops registered in the summer will result in a delay of your graduation.

The course, senior capstone is a mandatory course for the students in their final academic year. Students taking the honors capstone are exempt from taking the senior capstone.

If you are transferring in courses, the official transcripts need to be brought in, minimum six months before your graduation date, if you want to be certified on time. Note that the transcripts need to be sealed in an envelope in order to be accepted.

All grades must be recorded and any outstanding Incomplete (“I”) grades or any change of grades must be resolved before the end of the term. Any delay can result in a postponement of your certification.

A minimum of 30 credit hours shall be successfully completed in residence at the university in the college granting the degree (inclusive of service courses). If the student has successfully completed 30 credit hours in residence, a petition may be submitted to the dean to study 10 credit hours in absentia in the final year of the degree; at a minimum, 20 of the final 30 credit hours are to be completed in residence.

The commencement day will be held in May (more information will be provided throughout the spring semester). Please see the bulletin for the policy on graduation/commencement ceremony. (see page 109 of the Academic Bulletin)

Students who will be living outside of Kosovo and have a permanent address outside of Kosovo by March 30, 2021 are recommended to change their diploma mailing address on their SIS profile to their permanent address. Students who will be living in Kosovo should have the RITK address listed as their mailing address:

RIT K, Gërmia Campus,
Dr. Shpëtim Robaj st. nn 
10000 Prishtina,

Republic of Kosovo

*Diplomas will not be mailed to other addresses within Kosovo, only the RIT K address.

All graduating students need to return their laptop to IT Office in order to remove the RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) domain membership and the associated licensed software. Please backup all your data since the computer is going to be reinstalled.

 All graduating students have the opportunity to transfer the ownership to them for a symbolic price of € 1. RIT Kosovo is offering to install the operating system (Windows 10) and MS Office Suite.

Please note that the data saved on ‘disk D’ will NOT be erased if you ask for it.

Returning the laptop is mandatory, and students who fail to do that will not receive their gown and be allowed to walk on the graduation day.

Note: Students that are allowed to walk on Graduation day but still have classes left to graduate DON’T need to return the laptop computer now.

 For an additional details, please refer to the webpage

Caps & Gowns

The procedure for ordering a cap and a gown is the following:  

Students will bring a €50 deposit to the Business Office upon which they will receive a receipt of order. 
Students will take their €50 receipts (as proof of payment) to room where they will then be issued their cap and gown. 
Senior Exit Survey – before picking up your cap and gown it is mandatory to complete senior exit survey. 
Student will have the option of returning their cap and gown and receive their money back until May 31, 2021.
On returning the cap and gowns to room they will be provided with a receipt from RIT K’s Academic Affairs Office which they will then take to the Business Office in order to get their €50 reimbursed.

Gown Pick-Up Days

Wednesday, May 5 From: 9AM - 5PM (RND LAB)
Thursday, May 6 From: 9AM - 5PM (RND LAB)
Friday, May 7 From: 9AM - 5PM (RND LAB)

Frequently Asked Questions

The RIT Kosovo community looks forward to celebrating the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 in May. In accordance with Kosovo Government COVID-19 guidelines, we plan to host small in-person commencement ceremony. We will keep you updated as we finalize our plans.

Anyone in attendance will be asked to follow COVID-19 safety protocols:

  1. Wear a mask: Any time members of the RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) community and guests on campus are in the presence of others or moving through space occupied by others, they must wear acceptable face masks that covers your nose and mouth regardless of the distance between themselves and others.
  2. Watch your distance: Physical distancing requires that members of the RIT Kosovo community and visitors to campus  ensure that they maintain at least two meters of distance between themselves, unless safety or core function of the work activity requires a shorter distance.

We plan to offer to in-person celebrations for the Class of 2020 in May, again in accordance with all of the Government Measure mentioned above.

Graduates will receive a program at the in-person ceremony in May. You can also download a PDF version of the 2021 Commencement book when it is available.

At this time, no commencement receptions are being planned, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Do you have a Question?

academicaffairs@auk.org