Ceremony Information

Kent State University will recognize the accomplishments of the Spring Class of 2023 with ceremonies on August 19, 2023.

Faculty Participation:

  • Faculty Registration Coming Soon!
  • Faculty participants in need of regalia can reach out to the Student Center Bookstore at 330-672-2762 for more information about rental opportunities. The deadline to rent regalia is July 7

Faculty Hooders:

  • Doctoral students will be invited to indicate their Dissertation Director's information via email for the Spring 2023 Commencement.  Directors will receive reporting instructions from graduate@kent.edu two weeks prior to the ceremonies. The hooding will take place on stage for the ceremonies. Directors should wear academic regalia. 

Faculty Marshal Participation Information:

  • Overview: During the ceremony, when tapped by the ROTC cadets, marshals stand and walk the students along the designated path to the stage. Once a 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 venue depending on the ceremony. For questions, contact the University Events and Protocol Office at graduate@kent.edu call 330-672-2235.