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 June 17 - July 22 


  • Current Term Graduates who complete the RSVP by July 22 will have access to 6 ceremony tickets for their guests to attend the ceremony.  Students will be able to download their tickets at this web address on July 29. An email with instructions will be sent to each degree candidate via their Kent State email address. 
  • 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! 

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.
  • Spring 2019 diploma pick up will be at 108 Schwartz Center June 17, 18, and 19.  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 20, 2019 to the graduate's diploma address (if identified) or permanent address in FlashLine.