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Online Checklist for Graduation and Commencement

1. Log into FlashLine 

  • Apply to Graduate
  • Confirm your personal information: Name, Major, Degree and Diploma Mailing Address 
  • Remove a Student Directory Restriction 
  • RSVP in FlashLine June 11 - July 27
    • Graduation Candidates whose application for graduation has been tentatively accepted by their advising office for the current term will be contacted via their Kent State email address to RSVP.
      • To RSVP for Commencement
        1. Log into FlashLine
        2. Click on the Student Tab
        3. Under Resources select Graduation
        4. Click RSVP for the Kent Campus Commencement Ceremony
        5. Follow prompts to complete the form.  If successfully completed, you will receive a confirmation message and a confirmation email.

2. Download Guest Tickets

  • Current Term Graduates who complete the RSVP by July 27 will have access to 6 ceremony tickets for their guests to attend the ceremony.  The link to complete the ticket download will be posted on this webpage in addition to an electronic notification that will be sent to each candidate via their Kent State email address before the close of business on August 3.
    • Graduates should login to the site using their Kent State email address and provide their Kent State ID number as the password. 
  • Requesting Additional Tickets
    • Graduates can give back unused tickets to their peers during their ticket download! If there are additional tickets available in the give-back pool of the ticketing site, you will be able to request up to two additional guest tickets. If extra tickets aren't available, be sure to check the ticketing website give-back pool throughout the semester! 

3. Attend Pre-Commencement Events 


4. Commencement Announcements, Invitations, Garb and Related Materials 

5. Attend Commencement 

  • Graduate Check In and Guest Seating will begin at 90 minutes prior to the ceremony. 
    • Graduates report to the MAC Center Annex with your cap and gown.  
      • 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. 

    6. After the Ceremony

    7. Diploma Mailing 

    • Diplomas will be mailed upon final approval to the graduate’s diploma address approximately 8-10 weeks following the ceremony.
      • Spring 2018 diploma pick up will be at 108 Schwartz Center June 18-20, 2018 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Only degree recipients will be permitted to pick up diplomas.  A photo ID or passport will be required.
      • Remaining diplomas will be mailed from the Registrar's Office on June 21, 2018 to the graduate's diploma address (if identified) or permanent address in FlashLine.
    • Diploma Covers
      • Degree recipients who did not receive a diploma cover at Commencement may pick one up at the Office of the University Registrar, Room 108 Schwartz Center on May 15-18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. OR during diploma pick-up.  Only one diploma cover per graduate will be distributed.