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Graduation & Commencement

Commencement is a time to celebrate achievements and look forward to future endeavors.

Kent State University at Trumbull
2017 Spring Commencement
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 6 p.m.
Packard Music Hall

Use #KSUTrumbull2017 to Celebrate and Congratulate Our 2017 Graduates

Commencement Ceremony

  • The Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 13 at 6 p.m. at Packard Music Hall. The event will last approximately one hour. 

  • Graduates who will be participating in the ceremony need to contact Nancy Treffert at no later than Friday, March 31, 2017.

  • On the day of the event, graduates need to arrive at Packard Music Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. for pre-ceremony preparation.

  • Rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., in room 102/Auditorium in the Classroom/Administration Building at Trumbull Campus.

Graduates with a Disability and Seating for Guests with Disabilities

  • Please notify Nancy Treffert at by Friday, March 31, 2017 if you are a graduate with special seating needs or need interpretive services for the hearing impaired.

  • There will be areas designated for guests with special seating needs. Notify the greeters at the doors and they will assist guests to the designated area.

For additional graduation information or questions, contact Nancy Treffert at 330-675-8964 or via email at, or visit the Office of Student Services.