Commencement

May 2024 Commencement Ceremony Information

  • Please check this page carefully to ensure you are ready for graduation.
  • Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 graduates will all be recognized and are invited to participate in Commencement.

CEREMONY

  • The 2024 Columbiana County Campuses Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 10, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. at the Beaver Local High School Auditorium at 46090 Bell School Rd, East Liverpool, OH 43920.

  • Graduates need to arrive 45 minutes prior to the ceremony.

  • The deadline to RSVP for the Columbiana County Campuses Ceremony is Friday, April 12, 2024. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sarah Motts: 330-337-4202 or smotts@kent.edu.

RECEPTION

  • A reception with light refreshments will be held immediately prior to the ceremony from 5- 6 p.m. for graduates and their guests.

Graduates with a Disability and Seating for guests with Disabilities

  • Kent State University is committed to making its work environment, programs, and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please notify Danielle Baker-Rose at dbaker13@kent.edu by May 1, 2024 if you or a guest need a disability-related accommodation. Accessible seating will be provided upon request.

KENT CAMPUS CEREMONY

  • Any student receiving an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or a doctoral degree from any one of the eight campuses may attend.

  • Students may attend BOTH the Columbiana County Campuses Ceremony on Friday evening and the Kent Campus ceremony.

  • Students must RSVP separately to each event. (Spring 2024 candidates can access the RSVP to the Kent Campus ceremony by logging into FlashLine)

  • Please view the Kent Campus ceremony schedule and details here: https://www.kent.edu/commencement

  • Questions? Contact the Office of University Ceremonies at graduate@kent.edu.