Graduate Convocation

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

Kent Student Center

Kent State University Student Center Ballroom, Kent Campus

Graduates, please arrive no later than 6:30 p.m.

Graduate Convocation, the nurse pinning ceremony for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 graduates of the MSN, Post-master’s, DNP, and Ph.D. programs, will take place May 7, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

Graduating nursing students and their guests will be addressed by the provost, the dean, and a guest speaker. Each graduate will then walk across the stage to receive a pin and certificate from their concentration director. Dessert and coffee are available at the beginning of the evening.


As a graduate, your attendance is complimentary. You may purchase up to three additional reservations (for a total of 4 reservations, including yourself) at $15 per guest. Due to the large size of this class, seating is limited. Additional guests may be added to a waiting list and admitted on a first come, first serve basis if space allows.

There is no need for paper tickets or to print your confirmation email. Guest seating for Convocation is assigned. There will be a registration table with your seating assignment.  ADA seating is available. Graduates can request ADA seating for guests when registering for Convocation online.

Dress Code

Graduates are encouraged to wear appropriate attire to participate in Convocation. 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 will be given pins as they walk across the stage.

Pins not delivered prior to convocation will be shipped to the home address once graduation has been confirmed.

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 will be available in front of the Kent Student Center, located off of Summit St. Overflow parking is available across the street in the C-Campus Center lot. There will be no charge for parking this evening, and there is no need for parking passes.

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

Doors Open

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.


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