Online Checklist for Graduation and Commencement

 Log into FlashLine 

  • Apply to Graduate
  • Confirm your personal information: Name, Major, Degree and Diploma Mailing Address 
  • Remove a Student Directory Restriction 
  • RSVP for Commencement VIA FlashLine September 9 - October 10 
    • Graduates can submit a late RSVP VIA FlashLine October 11 - November 8

Download Ceremony Tickets

  • Tickets will become available for download here starting on November 15 for graduates who have submitted an RSVP prior to November 8. 
    • Graduates will receive 6 guest tickets
    • Up to 2 additional tickets may be available for download based on the donations of your peers starting on November 15.  Graduates who need additional tickets should check back to the ticketing website often to check the availability of additional tickets. 

Attend Pre-Commencement Events 

Commencement Announcements, Invitations, Garb and Related Materials 

Attend Commencement 

  • Graduate Check-in and Guest Seating will begin at 90 minutes prior to the ceremony.  
  • All graduates must be checked in one hour prior to the ceremony start time. Detailed ceremony reporting instructions will be sent to your Kent State email address. 

After the Ceremony

Diploma Mailing 

  • Diplomas will be mailed upon final approval to the graduate’s diploma address approximately 8-10 weeks following the ceremony.
  • Diploma pick up will be at 108 Schwartz Center. Only degree recipients will be permitted to pick up diplomas.  A photo ID or passport will be required.
    • Summer 2019
      • September 17-19, 2019
      • 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Fall 2019
      • Dates TBD  
  • Remaining diplomas will be mailed from the Registrar's Office to the graduate's diploma address (if identified) or permanent address in FlashLine.