Commencement for Students

Online Checklist for Graduation and Commencement

Log into FlashLine 

  • Apply to Graduate
  • Review your personal information and update if needed:
    • Name: Please be sure that your name is listed properly, as this is how it will be announced and listed in the commencement program.
    • Diploma Mailing Address: Please be sure to update your diploma mailing address to ensure that you receive your diploma.
  • Remove a Student Directory Restriction
  • RSVP: Jan 17- March 1
    • Each graduate who RSVP's their attendance will be allocated 4 guest tickets, cross the stage, and have their name announced.  A notification will be posted online and an email will be sent directly to graduates when the ticketing website opens for download in April.

GUEST TICKETS

  • Each graduate who RSVP's their attendance will be allocated 4 guest tickets.
  • All guests 2 and older must have a guest ticket for entry into the ceremony venue.

Cap, Gown and Graduation Materials

  • Grad Fair will take place at the University Bookstore located at the Kent Campus Student Center. Stop in for a chance to win a door prize, purchase your cap and gown, and enjoy light refreshments. GradImages will be there to take headshots and cap and gown photos. Josten's will be available to assist with purchasing your announcements, class rings, and more! 

    • Saturday, March 11 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Monday, March 13 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday, March 14 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Unable to attend Grad Fair? Visit the University Bookstore during normal business hours or place your order online by April 5 to avoid rush shipping fees.

IN-PERSON CEREMONY PARTICIPATION INFO

  • All of the in-person commencement ceremonies will be live-streamed.
  • ADA Accommodations: Contact University Events and Protocol at graduate@kent.edu if you will need assistance with ADA accessibility at the ceremonies.
  • Ceremony Reporting: Detailed ceremony reporting instructions will be sent to your Kent State email address.

PARTICIPATE IN OTHER GRADUATION RECOGNITION CELEBRATIONS

After the Ceremony

Diplomas 

  • Upon final degree approval, the Office of the University Registrar will offer diplomas available for pick up or mailing.

    • Diploma pick-up for Fall 2022 graduates will be located at 108 Schwartz Center
      • Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
      • Monday, January 23, 2023, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      • Tuesday, January 24, 2023, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • A photo ID or passport will be required.
    • Remaining diplomas will be mailed on Friday, January 27 from the Registrar's Office to your diploma address (if identified) or permanent address in FlashLine.