Celebrating Spring Commencement

A new Kent State graduate poses in front of the fountain in Risman Plaza after his commencement ceremony held May 10.

Kent State University congratulates its new graduates. The university held its Spring 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on May 9 and May 10 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). This spring, Kent State conferred 3,820 degrees, including 2,811 bachelor’s degrees, 860 master's degrees, 144 doctoral degrees and five educational specialist degrees. 

Across the university's eight-campus system, 4,551 students graduated from Kent State this spring, including those receiving associate degrees.

Therapy Dogs Return for Stress-Free Zone Event, Library Extends Hours for Finals

A therapy dog and a Kent State student take a close look at each other during the Stress-Free Zone event held in the lobby of the library.

The school year is coming to an end and finals, along with the stress that comes with them, are quickly approaching. 

Kent State University students, faculty and staff can melt their stress away at the Stress-Free Zone event held by University Libraries on May 5 and 6 from 3-5 p.m. Therapy dogs will return to the first floor of the University Library to help reduce the pressures of finals week and offer a study break to students. 

Six-Year Capital Plan Approved to Support Kent State’s Physical Transformation

Kent State University’s Board of Trustees today (Dec. 4) approved a comprehensive, six-year capital plan that requests state funding for key building and renovation projects for the university’s eight campuses for the period 2015-2020. All of Ohio’s public colleges and universities are required to submit such long-range plans to the Ohio Board of Regents every two years, and all plans are contingent upon the levels of capital appropriations that will be made by the Ohio General Assembly.