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Summer 2017 Commencement Ceremony Information

Kent State University at Geauga & Regional Academic Center invites all Summer 2017 degree graduation candidates to participate in the August graduation ceremony. We look forward to sharing this personal milestone with our graduates, their family and friends!

Associate and Baccalaureate Degree students may choose to participate in the Geauga Campus Commencement Ceremony held on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 7 p.m.

The Pinning Ceremony for graduating nursing students will begin at 5 p.m.

The Commencement Ceremony will be held at Parkside Church located at  7100 Pettibone Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023.

RSVP is Required -Please complete the online questionnaire by clicking on the link below. If you plan on attending graduation, you must complete the questionnaire by August 4, 2017.
 Commencement RSVP 

If you are unable to access the link above, please copy and paste the address below into your browser:
Where do I purchase my Graduation Regalia?
Academic regalia (cap and gown) is available at the University Bookstore at the Kent Campus. For additional information and hours of bookstore operation, please call the Kent Campus University Bookstore at 330-672-2762
Graduation Rehearsal
Graduation rehearsal is scheduled for Thursday, August 17 at 5 p.m. at Parkside Church.

This is required! Please be on time so we can go through rehearsal in a timely manner. 
The Day of Commencement
Anticipating some of your questions, we offer the following:

  • On the day of graduation, Nursing Graduates will arrive no later than 4:30. The Pinning Ceremony will be held prior to the graduation ceremony and begin promptly at 5 p.m.
  • Graduates receiving any other degree should arrive at 6 p.m.
  • At 6:15 we will take a group photo of your graduating class.
  • The ceremony will last a little more than one hour; 7-8 p.m.
  • Your diploma will be mailed to your home address by the Kent Campus six to eight weeks after the ceremony.
  • Photos will be available for free download on our Flickr account. We’ll give you the site information at rehearsal.
  • The event will be live-streamed on our website for those that have out of town relatives and friends.

 Again, the faculty and staff of Kent State University’s Geauga Campus and Regional Academic Center congratulate you on your accomplishment!
We look forward to seeing you at rehearsal.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Murfello at
Geauga Campus and Regional Academic Center
Commencement Office
c/o Amy Murfello