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Ceremony Participation Information

The ceremony schedule is as follows:

Advanced Degree Ceremony on Friday, May 12, 2017

  • Location: Field House​
  • Report Time: 5:30 p.m. All Colleges (6:00 p.m. Ceremony Start)
  • Report Location: Varsity K Room
  • Parking: Field House - Reserved 
  • Hors D'oeuvres available before the ceremony

 

University Commencement on Saturday, May 13, 2017

  • Ceremony Location: Dix Stadium
  • Report Location: Varsity K Room
  • Report Time: 8:15 a.m. (10:00 a.m. Ceremony Start)
  • Parking: See parking location for Baccalaureate Degree Ceremony below - Shuttle to Stadium departs at 8:15 a.m. from your designated lot.  
    • Field House - Reserved - For those not attending an afternoon College ceremony
  • Continental Breakfast served before the ceremony

 

Kent Campus Baccalaureate Degree Ceremonies on Saturday, May 13, 2017

  • Ceremony UG: Applied Engineering, Sustainability & Technology; Arts & Sciences; Communication & Information; and School of Digital Sciences
    • Location: Field House
    • Report Location: Varsity K Room
    • Report Time: 1:30 p.m. (2:00 p.m. Ceremony Start)
    • Parking: Field House - Reserved 
    • Lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m.
  • Ceremony UG: Business Administration; Education, Health & Human Services; and Public Health
    • Location: MAC Center
    • Report Location: MACC Gymnastics Room
    • Report Time: 2:30 p.m. (3:00 p.m. Ceremony Start)
    • Parking: MACC - Reserved / Shuttle will depart from Dix at 12:30 p.m. for return to MAC Center
    • Lunch will be provided at 1:00 p.m. in KSC 310
  • Ceremony UG: Architecture  & Environmental Design; and the Arts
    • Location: REC
    • Report Location: REC - Room TBA
    • Report Time: 2:30 p.m. (3:00 p.m. Ceremony Start) 
    • Parking: REC - Reserved / Shuttle will depart from Dix at 12:30 p.m. for return to REC
    • Lunch will be provided at 1:00 p.m. in REC - Room TBA
  • Ceremony UG: Nursing 
    • Location: KSC Ballroom
    • Report Location: KSC - TBA
    • Report Time: 2:30 p.m. (3:00 p.m. Ceremony Start)
    • Parking: TBA - Reserved / Shuttle will depart from Dix at 12:30 p.m. for return
    • Lunch will be provided at 1:00 p.m. in KSC 310 

Click HERE to Confirm your Participation 

Please note, faculty that are identified as doctoral candidate hooders will be contacted directly via their Kent email address to request confirmation of their ceremony participation. 

Faculty processing in a ceremony must wear academic regalia. Please call the University Bookstore in the Student Center at 330-672-2762 to place your order. The deadline to order rental regalia for the Spring 2017 ceremonies is Friday, March 31, 2017.

 

Faculty Marshal Participation Information

Overview: Marshals walk in front of the group of students during the processional and sit with the students in the reserved aisle seat. During the ceremony, when tapped by the ROTC cadets, marshals stand and walk the students out the rear doors of the gym, up the side hallways to the stage. When the first student crosses the stage on your side, meet them at the front of the stage and walk back to your seats with them. You then sit with them for the remainder of the ceremony until the Platform Party has exited the gymnasium.

For questions, contact the Commencement Office at graduate@kent.edu or 330-672-2235.