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Ceremony Participation Information

The ceremony schedule is as follows:

Baccalaureate Degree Ceremony
Presentation of Bachelor Degrees
Commencement of All Colleges
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MACC)
August 19, 2017
9:30 a.m.

Advanced D​egree Ceremony 
Presentation of Doctoral, Master's and Educational Specialist Degrees 
Commencement of All Colleges
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MACC)
August 19, 2017
1:30 p.m.

University Convocation
Welcome ceremony and official beginning of the Class of 2021's College Career
Kent Campus - All Colleges
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MACC)
August 25, 2017
10:30 a.m.


Register to attend the Summer 2017 Ceremonies


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 Summer 2017 ceremonies is Friday, July 21, 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.