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Kent State will host Virtual Commencement Recognition Ceremonies 

A Message for Graduates from University Events and Protocol

Dear Summer Graduates,

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Kent State University will recognize the accomplishments of the Summer Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement recognition ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. EDT at This will not replace the in-person commencement ceremony. All students who graduate this semester will be invited back to campus for commencement when it is deemed safe to do so.

During the virtual ceremony, you will hear from Kent State President Todd Diacon and Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley. Each of you will receive individual name recognition and participate in the conferral of degrees and tassel turning ceremony.

Please be sure to watch for information on how to complete the commencement RSVP so that you receive the commencement package. The commencement package will include a mortarboard, tassel, alumni pin, diploma cover, and honors cords for eligible graduates.

Details on ceremony participation, diploma mailings and more can be found by visiting

We all look forward to when we can come together and recognize you in person. Until then, we encourage you, along with your family and friends, to participate in the virtual ceremony.


University Events and Protocol



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