Graduation & Commencement
Complete the 2019 Commencement Student Survey by clicking here
Friday, May 10, 2019
As Kent State Ashtabula students approach graduation, they have reached a point in their lives where they've done more than study and work hard. Now, the hard work will be rewarded on commencement day. This online guide to graduation and commencement provides answers to many of the questions and concerns of soon-to-be graduates.
The Commencement Ceremony will be streamed LIVE on the night of Commencement.
If you miss it live, you can view a replay of the ceremony online on our YouTube Channel.
Graduation Application Checklist
- Apply for Graduation
- Reserve Your Place at Commencement
- Permission to Publish Graduate's Name
- Purchase Cap and Gown
1. Apply for Graduation
Students who are preparing to graduate must apply for graduation BY THE DEADLINE. To apply for graduation, go to Student / Resources / Graduation / Apply for Graduation in FlashLine.
2. Reserve Your Place at Commencement
Make sure there's a chair for you during the ceremonies. Please respond to the commencement survey that you will receive from the Ashtabula Commencement Office via your @kent.edu email.
3. Permission to Publish Graduate's Name
When you graduate from Kent State at Ashtabula, there are many places that your name could be published. This includes, but is not limited to: the Commencement Program; releases to the media, which will include, name, city and degree; and the Kent.edu Web site.
Please check here to make sure the proper restrictions are either in place or lifted depending on what you want the public to know about your upcoming graduation.
To make any changes to your information restrictions, please follow these steps:
- Login to FlashLine.
- Click on Student, Resources, Requests, and Authorizations
- From the Requests and Authorizations channel, select Maintain the Disclosure of Your Directory Information
- Cancel you restriction of disclosure of directory information
4. Purchase Cap & Gown
Go to the Ashtabula Campus Bookstore to purchase your cap, gown and tassel. Those graduating in Fall may purchase cap and gowns beginning in October; those graduating in Spring may do so beginning in March. Each graduate will get a certain number of tickets for family and friends that they can pick up at Student Services near the Commons in Main Hall. Out of town students may call 440-964-4212 for mailing options.
You now have a degree from Kent State University, earned entirely on the Ashtabula Campus. Enjoy this evening and all the other celebrations you may wish to have commemorating all that you have accomplished.
Diplomas are mailed 6-8 weeks after commencement from the Kent Campus. If you have any questions regarding your diploma, please contact the One Stop for Student Services.