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Online Checklist for Graduation and Commencement


1. Log into FlashLine 

  • Apply to Graduate
  • Confirm your personal information: Name, Major, Degree and Diploma Mailing Address 
  • Remove a Student Directory Restriction 


2. Contact University Ceremonies 

  • RSVP for the Commencement Ceremony
    • Graduation candidates whose application for graduation has been tentatively accepted by their advising office for the current term will be contacted via their Kent email account to RSVP between January 30 - March 7, 2017.  Candidates can also access the RSVP through this webpage after January 30.
  • Order Graduation Tickets Online
    • Current Term Graduates who completed the RSVP will have access to the ticket download through this webpage March 15 - May 13, 2017.  Additionally, candidates will receive an electronic notification via their Kent email account.


3. Attend Pre-Commencement Events 

  • Grad Fair: One Stop Shopping to Finalize your Commencement Details 
    • Saturday, March 4, 2017
      • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.​
    • Monday & Tuesday, March 6-7, 2017
      • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.​​
    • Bookstore First Floor Kent Campus Student Center


4. Commencement Garb and Related Materials 


5. Attend Commencement 

  • Check In – Graduates report to the ceremony venue 90 minutes prior to the start of their ceremony with cap and gown. 


6. After the Ceremony 


7. Diploma Mailing 

  • Diplomas will be mailed upon final approval to the graduate’s diploma address approximately 8-10 weeks following the ceremony.