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Commencement

Commencement is a special time for the university community. Whether a student, faculty member, family member or friend, graduation is an important event that marks a momentous occasion in the lives of our graduates and the entire university community. The Kent Campus holds Commencement ceremonies at the conclusion of the Spring, Summer and Fall terms.

Spring 2018 Commencement

Kent State University Commencement ceremonies are among the most important traditions in the life of our university community. Whether a student, faculty member, family member or friend, graduation is an important event that marks a momentous occasion in the lives of our graduates and the entire university community. For more information, specific to your role - student, guest or faculty - use the menu at the top of the page to find all of the information you need for commencement day.

Please be sure to check back often for up to date information about the ceremonies.

Questions? Contact us at graduate@kent.edu.

One University Commencement

All Campuses – All Degrees 

Dix Stadium

Saturday, May 12, 2018

10 a.m.

 

Order of Exercises

Processional 
National Anthem 
Opening Remarks 
Keynote Address, Michael Keaton
Presentation of Awards 
Conferral of Degrees 
Hooding – Doctoral Degree Candidates
Presentation of Graduates (Associate through Master's)
Tassel Turning – Undergraduate Degree Candidates
Closing Remarks 
Alma Mater 
Recessional 
 
All participating graduates will be personally recognized and walk across the graduation stage. 
The ceremony will be approximately 2.5 hours in length.