BSN Convocation Ceremony | College of Nursing | Kent State University

BSN Convocation Ceremony


Friday, May 8, 2015 | 6:30PM
Kent State University Student Center Ballroom, Kent Campus

Graduates, please arrive no later than 6:00 p.m. Leave cell phones and personal belongings with a friend or family member, as you will go directly from the balcony to the stage.


All guests and graduates must register online to attend. There is no need for paper tickets or to print your confirmation email.

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Convocation Dress CodeDress Code

Graduates are encouraged to wear appropriate attire to participate in Convocation. Keep in mind you will walk up stairs and be seated on stage. We recommend the following:

  • Women: Dress/skirt of an appropriate length, slacks, and blouse.
  • Men: Slacks, shirt with a collar, shoes.

Tank tops, t-shirts, shorts, flip flops, or athletic shoes are not permitted.

Pin Information

Those graduates who have ordered College of Nursing pins may pick up their pin box after the ceremony. They will be placed on the reception table just outside of the ballroom.

In the event you are unable to attend Convocation, you may arrange to pick up your pin the Monday after Convocation, or by special arrangement prior to Convocation by contacting Ruth Pittman at 330-672-8769.


Parking is available in front of the Student Center, located off of Summit St. Overflow parking is available across the street in the C-Campus Center West lot. There will be no charge for parking this evening, and there is no need for parking passes. Click on the map below  for directions to these lots.


The physical and GPS addresses for the parking lot is 1025 Risman Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242.

Doors Open

The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. (30 minutes prior to the event).


Guest seating for Convocation is general admission.

Accessibility Seating

ADA seating is available. Graduates can request ADA seating for guests when registering for Convocation online.


If you have any further questions, please contact