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.

Fall 2019 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.

Questions? Contact us at graduate@kent.edu.

Grad Fair
Kent Student Center Bookstore
1075 Risman Dr., Kent, Ohio 44242
One Stop Shopping for Commencement 
Info on ceremony participation, Cap and Gown purchase and more!
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 & Wednesday, October 16, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Advanced Degree Commencement
Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center
1025 Risman Dr., Kent, Ohio 44242
Commencement of all Colleges
Conferral of Doctoral, Master's and Educational Specialist Degrees
Friday, December 13, 2019
6:00 p.m.

Baccalaureate Degree Commencement
Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center
1025 Risman Dr., Kent, Ohio 44242
Commencement of all Colleges
Conferral of all Baccalaureate Degrees 
Saturday, December 14, 2019
9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 

Commencement App

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