2015 Kent State Tuscarawas Commencement

Commencement

Commencement

Graduation is a time to celebrate your achievements and look forward to your future endeavors. Check this page carefully for all the information you need to be sure you're ready for graduation. 

Kent State Tuscarawas holds one commencement ceremony each year in May. Summer and Fall graduates are invited to participate in the spring ceremony. The Kent Campus holds several ceremonies in December, May and August. The 2016 Kent State Tuscarawas Commencement Ceremony will be held on Fri., May 13, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center. 

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Commencement Ceremony

The 2016 Kent State Tuscarawas Commencement Ceremony will be held on Fri., May 13, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center. The ceremony lasts approximately two hours. Graduation information from Kent State Tuscarawas will be sent to students through the USPS the week of Feb. 15, 2016. Students who plan on participating in the Kent State Tuscarawas Ceremony must RSVP to the Assistant Dean's Office by Wed., March 9, 2016.

If you have not received any graduation materials by Feb. 29, 2016, please contact the Assistant Dean's Office at 330-308-7454.

Commencement Tickets

Admission to commencement is by ticket only. Graduates who are participating in the Kent State Tuscarawas ceremony will be sent an email to their kent.edu account with instructions on how to reserve guest tickets. Students will be sent an individual URL from the Performing Arts Center that will direct them to a website for ticket ordering. Tickets must be reserved Fri., April 1 (10 a.m.) through Mon., April 25 (11:59 p.m.). Any extra tickets will be distributed through a lottery on Fri., May 6. Overflow tickets may be picked up from the Assistant Dean's Office in A-104 Tues., April 26 through Thurs., May 12. Look for more information in your graduation materials that were mailed to your home. 

Commencement Rehearsal

Rehearsal will be held Friday, May 13, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.  Please report by 9:30 a.m. to the 2nd Floor of the Performing Arts Center (use side entrance).  We will line up and march as we will that evening.  It is strongly suggested that you be there so you know what is to happen that evening.  Mark your calendar now.

Job and Graduation Fair

The Kent State Tuscarawas Graduation and Professional Job Fair will be held in the Founders Hall Student Union on Wed., March 16, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is open to the public for jobs, internships and career exploration. Local employers will be on-site allowing students to promote themselves face-to-face for employment and internships. Graduates will also have the opportunity to ask graduation questions; order their cap and gown, receive information about loan exit counseling; gain job hunting and resume advice; and become a member of the Kent State Tuscarawas Alumni Association. This is an open-house event, sponsored by the Assistant Dean’s Office, the Kent State Tuscarawas Alumni Association and OhioMeansJobs Tuscarawas County.

Graduation FAQs 

Q. Where do I get my cap and gown?

A. Cap, gown and tassel will be available for pre-order at the graduation fair or in the bookstore Mon., Feb. 15 through Fri., March 18, 2016. Late orders will be assessed a late charge. These items are not a rental; they will be yours to keep. For further information, contact the bookstore at 330-308-7493.

Q. When/Where can I get commencement tickets? How many will I receive?

A. Commencement tickets, for your guests, will be available in the Performing Arts Center box office. The exact number of tickets you are permitted will be announced after all graduation applications have been received. This information will be relayed to your Kent email account in late March. Please limit your invitations to those that will understand and enjoy the ceremony. 

Q. Do I have to complete loan exit counseling?

A. All students who received Stafford or direct loans must complete online exit loan counseling. Visit the financial aid office for further details.

Q. When will I receive my diploma?

A. Diplomas will be mailed from the Office of the University Registrar to the graduate's permanent address approximately eight to ten weeks after the ceremony. Check FlashLine to be sure the correct address is listed, or to update your address. Degrees are posted to students' permanent academic records approximately thirty days following the effective date of graduation. 

Q. How will my name appear on my diploma?

A. Your name will appear exactly as it does on your university record. Check with the Assistant Dean's Office in Founders Hall, Room A-104, if you have any concerns with how your name will appear on your diploma.

Q. How many graduation ceremonies are held each year?

A. Kent State Tuscarawas holds one commencement ceremony each year in May. Summer and Fall graduates are invited to participate in the spring ceremony. The Kent Campus holds several ceremonies in December, May and August.