Congratulations on your upcoming graduation. Due to large number of students participating, all graduates will be seated together. Please view the Kent Campus ceremony schedule and details below to help you prepare to attend your in-person ceremony at Manchester Field or your virtual ceremony online.
A live simulcast of the ceremony will be available in the Student Center KIVA for guests without tickets.
Seating areas for graduates and guests will be tented. All Class of 2022 graduates will be seated together.
Accessibility seating and other reasonable accommodations will be available to guests at Commencement. Guests in need of accommodations should arrive no less than 60 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony and see an usher to be seated. Seating in these reserved areas cannot be guaranteed once the ceremony begins.
PARKING AND SHUTTLES
All parking lots are open on Commencement Day. Handicap parking is available. Shuttles will run to and from the ceremony venue.
A drop-off permit for guests in need of ADA accommodations can be displayed in the dash of the car window.
DOCTORAL DEGREE CANDIDATES
Doctoral graduate seating will be reserved at the front of the main tent towards the stage.
Directly following the conclusion of the ceremony, Doctoral graduates will be able to pick up their diplomas at the blue student and guest check-in area as indicated on the ceremony map.
The Commencements will be held rain or shine. Severe weather (thunderstorms, lightning, tornado watch and/or warning) may lead to postponement. Communication on event delays due to inclement weather will be posted on the Commencement website and also emailed to the graduates' FlashLine account.
As you get closer to graduation, you will have questions about how to RSVP, get tickets, where to purchase your cap and gown and more. The answers to these questions and many more can be found in the Online Checklist for Graduation and Commencement.
Grad Fair continues today! Stop in to the University Bookstore located in the Kent Campus Student center between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. to purchase your cap and gown and enjoy light refreshments. Josten's will be available to assist in purchasing announcements, class rings and more!
**RSVP Reminder** All @KentState Spring 2022 graduates who wish to participate in their commencement ceremony should login to FlashLine to RSVP. Instructions are located on the Commencement webpage https://t.co/QRuRJFHPuP.
The RSVP for Spring 2022 Commencement is still open! All @KentState Spring 2022 graduates who wish to participate in their commencement ceremony should login to your FlashLine to RSVP. Instructions are located on the Commencement webpage https://t.co/QRuRJFHPuP.