Students | Commencement | Kent State University


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 
  • CLOSED: RSVP in FlashLine September 5 - October 10
    • 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

2. Late RSVP to Attend Fall 2018 Commencement

  • Graduation candidates who missed the opportunity to complete the ceremony RSVP in FlashLine can email with their KSU ID number to request a late RSVP to attend the upcoming Fall 2018 Commencement. 


3. Download Guest Tickets

  • Current Term Graduates who complete the RSVP by October 10 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 November 15.
    • 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! 

4. Attend Pre-Commencement Events 


5. Commencement Announcements, Invitations, Garb and Related Materials 

6. 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. 

    7. After the Ceremony

    8. Diploma Mailing 

    • Diplomas will be mailed upon final approval to the graduate’s diploma address approximately 8-10 weeks following the ceremony.
      • Summer 2018 diploma pick up will be at 108 Schwartz Center September 17-19, 2018.  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 September 20, 2018 to the graduate's diploma address (if identified) or permanent address in FlashLine.