Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine 2022 Commencement

Friday, May 20, 2022 at 1 p.m.

The ceremony will take place at Kent State University on Machester Field, Kent Campus.  

Tickets and Seating

  • An email was sent to graduate’s Kent State email address with the procedure for downloading 4 guest tickets

  • Graduates can give back unused tickets to their peers! 

  • If there are additional tickets available in the give-back pool, you will be able to request up to two additional guest tickets.

  • All guests 2 and older including Special Hooders must have a guest ticket for entry into the ceremony venue.

  • Tickets will not be printed on-site. 

  • Guest seating is general admission.

Accessibility Seating

  • Accessibility seating and other reasonable accommodations will be available to guests at Commencement. Guests in need of accommodations should arrive no less than 60 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony and see an usher to be seated. Seating in these reserved areas cannot be guaranteed once the ceremony begins.


  • Graduates will receive a ceremonial diploma cover on stage. Following the ceremony, graduates will receive their official diploma.


  • Guests may not stand in the aisles or in any other location within the tent for photo opportunities. Guests who cause a hazard, nuisance or obstruct the view of others may be asked to desist or ejected by security.

Order Ceremony Photos after the Ceremony


  • Ceremonies will adhere to safety measures in the Flashes Safety Principles

  • Inclement Weather - Outdoor Ceremonies

    • Seating areas for graduates and guests will be tented. Commencement ceremonies will be held rain or shine. Severe weather (thunderstorms, lightning, tornado watch and/or warning) may lead to postponement. Communication on event delays due to inclement weather will be posted on the Commencement website and also emailed to the graduates' FlashLine account.  

  • Inspections

    • For your safety and the safety of others, guests and their possessions are subject to inspection as a condition of admittance. The university reserves the final decision on all items brought into the venue. Security will carry out security checks at the entrance of the ceremony venue. Our priority is to do this as quickly as possible. Please allow plenty of time to get in the venue for the ceremony.

  • Prohibited Items Include:

    • Animals (other than those used as service animals)

    • Bags (larger than 14" x 14")

    • Laser pointers (Note: The use of a laser-point device will result in criminal charges and ejection from the ceremony.)

    • Whistles or Noisemakers

    • Weapons of any kind

  • Emergencies and Evacuation

    • In the event of a medical emergency, please see a member of the event staff, usher or law enforcement official. Should there be a need to evacuate the ceremony at any time, an announcement will be made. For your safety, please follow the instructions from the announcer and law enforcement officials.

  • Smoking Policy

    • Smoking is prohibited on the campus. Smoking is also defined to include any and all electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes.

  • Parking 

         CPM Ceremony 2022.

Hotels for Graduation

There are a number of other hotels in the Greater Cleveland area to choose from that may or may not offer a special rate for commencement weekend.  The Holiday Inn-Independence and The Kent State Hotel have rooms available and are offering discounts for graduates and their families.  Room types are first come, first serve basis and must be reserved prior to gradation for discounted rate.

Holiday Inn-Independence
$96.00(plus tax)
6001 Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131

Booking Link: 

Kent State University booking link for Holiday Inn Cleveland South - Independence

Kent State Hotel (Kent)
$169.00 (plus tax) The code to get the discounted rate is: POD22
215 S. Depeyster St.,  Kent, OH 44240