Ceremony Information

Kent State University will recognize the accomplishments of the Fall Class of 2021 with in-person ceremonies in addition to a virtual commencement recognition ceremony on Friday - Saturday, December 17-18, 2021. Please visit www.Kent.edu/Commencement to tune in to the Virtual Commencement Recognition Ceremony. 


Faculty Participation:

  • Fall 2021 Commencement participation details 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.


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.