Commencement

Kent State University held its Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center. The final ceremony will be held Friday, May 20, at Cartwright Hall. Kent State will confer 4,210 degrees, including 3,067 bachelor’s degrees, 968 master’s degrees, 169 doctoral degrees and six educational specialist degrees.

Across the university’s eight-campus system, 5,226 students will graduate from Kent State this spring, including those receiving associate degrees.

Photo of a new graduate from Kent State's Fall 2015 CommencementKent State University will hold its Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center, and on Friday, May 20, at Cartwright Hall.

From getting deployed to Afghanistan, to being unable to pay for classes, to starting a family, and even accepting a job at a winery in southern Germany. The reasons for leaving Kent State University, before completing a bachelor’s degree, fall across a wide spectrum for some students.

For student Andrew Sonnanstine, it was an easy choice to trade in the last few classes his senior year for a professional baseball contract.

Gina Cortese is an inspiration to everyone she meets.

On her road to graduation at Kent State University, Cortese not only overcame homework, exams and projects, she also overcame two bouts of brain cancer, endless surgeries and paralysis that forced her to relearn how to walk and talk.

Kent State University congratulates its newest graduates. The university held its Fall 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Dec. 18 and 19 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 2,154 degrees, including 1,565 bachelor’s degrees, 526 master’s degrees, 60 doctoral degrees and three educational specialist degrees.

Across the university’s eight-campus system, 2,489 students graduated from Kent State this fall, including those receiving associate degrees.

Photo of a new graduate from Kent State’s Summer 2015 CommencementKent State University will hold its Fall Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, Dec. 18, and Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center).

Kent State University graduates reflect on their time at the university.

 

 

Kent State University held its Summer 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 1,476 degrees, including 931 bachelor’s degrees, 453 master’s degrees, 76 doctoral degrees and 16 educational specialist degrees. 

Across the university’s eight-campus system, 1,651 students graduated from Kent State this summer, including those receiving associate degrees.

Photo of new graduates from Kent State's Spring 2015 CommencementKent State University will hold its Summer 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center).

Photo from Kent State CommencementKent State University will hold its Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) and on Friday, May 15, at Cartwright Hall.

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