FACULTY | Commencement | Kent State University


Ceremony Participation Information


Register to Participate in the Fall 2018 Academic Processional

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. The deadline to order rental regalia for the Fall 2018 ceremonies is Friday, November 2.


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 out the rear doors of the gym, up the side hallways to the stage. When the first student crosses the stage on your side, meet them at the front of the stage and walk back to your seats with them. You then sit with them for the remainder of the ceremony until the Platform Party has exited the gymnasium.

For questions, contact the Commencement Office at graduate@kent.edu or 330-672-2235.