Ceremony Participation Information

Kent State University will recognize the accomplishments of the Fall Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement recognition ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. EDT. Please visit www.Kent.edu/Commencement to tune in to the Virtual Commencement Recognition Ceremony. 

Please note, faculty that are identified as doctoral candidate hooders will be contacted directly via their Kent email address to request confirmation of their ceremony participation. 

Faculty processing in a ceremony must wear academic regalia. Please call the University Bookstore in the Student Center at 330-672-2762 to place your order. 


Faculty Marshal Participation Information

Overview: Marshals walk in front of the group of students during the processional and sit with the students in the reserved aisle seat. During the ceremony, when tapped by the ROTC cadets, marshals stand and walk the students along the designated path to the stage. When the first student crosses the stage on your side, meet them at the front of the stage and guide them either back to their seats or out of the ceremony hall depending on the ceremony. If in the MAC Center, the Marshal will then sit with students for the remainder of the ceremony until the Platform Party has exited the gymnasium.

For questions, contact the University Events and Protocol Office at graduate@kent.edu or 330-672-2235.