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Kent State University Commencement

Kent Students Celebrating Graduation
Kent Students Celebrating Graduation

Commencement is a special time for the university community. Whether a student, faculty member, family member or friend, the ceremony is an important event. For more information, specific to your role - student , guest or faculty - use the left-hand menu to find all of the information you need on the special day.



Spring Graduates

Advanced Degree Ceremony (PhD and Master's)
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
Commencement of All Colleges
Speaker, Jerry Sue Thornton, Ph.D., President Emeritus of Cuyahoga Community College
Friday, May 9, 2014
6 p.m.

Baccalaureate Degree Ceremonies
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
Saturday, May 10, 2014

9 a.m. Ceremony
Speaker, Tracy Plouck, Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Processional for the Colleges of:

Arts and Sciences


Public Health

School of Digital Sciences

1 p.m. Ceremony
Speaker, Richard Brandt, Director of the Iacocca Institute and the Global Village Program at Lehigh University
Processional for the Colleges of:
Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology
Business Administration
Communication and Information

5 p.m. Ceremony
Speaker, Love Goel, Chairman and CEO of GVG Capital Group
Processional for the Colleges of:

Architecture and Environmental Design
the Arts

Education, Health and Human Services