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
  • RSVPSept. 15 - Oct. 20
    • 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 November.

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 in the Kent Campus Student Center. Stop in to purchase your cap and gown and enjoy light refreshments. Additionally, Jostens will be available to assist you with purchasing your announcements, class rings, and more!
    • Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Monday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Unable to attend Grad Fair? Visit the University Bookstore during normal business hours or place your order online by Nov. 4  to avoid rush shipping fees.
  • Americana Service Cords
  • Institutional Honor Cords
  • Order Personalized Announcements
  • Graduate Bookplate Program

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.

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 Summer 2022 graduates will be located at 108 Schwartz Center
      • Friday, September 9, 2022 from 8am-5pm
      • Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 9am-1pm
      • Monday, September 12, 2022 from 8am-5pm
    • A photo ID or passport will be required.
    • Remaining diplomas will be mailed on Thursday, September 15 from the Registrar's Office to your diploma address (if identified) or permanent address in FlashLine.