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Kent State University Commencement

Commencement is a special time for the university community.  Whether a student, faculty member, family member or friend, the ceremony is an important event that marks a momentous occasion in the lives of our graduates and the entire university community.  

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.


Advanced Degree Ceremony (PhD and Master's)

Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
Friday, May 9, 2014
6 p.m. Ceremony Speaker, Jerry Sue Thornton
Commencement of All Colleges

Baccalaureate Degree Ceremonies

Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
Saturday, May 10, 2014
9 a.m. Ceremony Speaker, Tracy Plouck
Colleges of: Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Public Health and the School of Digital Sciences
1 p.m. Ceremony Speaker, Richard Brandt
Colleges of: Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology, Business Administration and
Communication and Information

5 p.m. Ceremony Speaker, Love Goel
Colleges of: Architecture and Environmental Design, the Arts, and Education, Health and Human Services