Spring 2022 Commencement on May 13 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium
Kent State University at Stark graduates are set to take Canton’s biggest stage May 13 during the 49th Annual Spring Commencement Ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
Stark County’s only public university is honored to celebrate its newest graduates. Renato "Ren" Camacho, president and chief executive officer at the Akron-Canton Airport, will present the keynote address. Read more about Ren Camacho.
The ceremony will be livestreamed beginning at 4 p.m.
Commencement Ceremony details are as follows:
Kent State University at Stark
49th Annual Spring Commencement
Friday, May 13, 2022, at 4 p.m.
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium
2331 17th St. NW, Canton
GATES OPEN AT 2:30 P.M.
Tickets are required for admittance. Guests will be directed to the general seating area.
Graduates will be directed to the check-in table upon arrival. Plan to be settled in your seat no later than 3:15 p.m. Come dressed in your cap and gown. You'll have an opportunity to have your photo taken with Dean Seachrist before the ceremony begins. Our staff will provide you with instructions when you arrive.
The ceremony will start promptly at 4 p.m.
PARKING & DIRECTIONS
The best way to enter the stadium parking lot is from 17th St., coming from the west from either Broad or Clarendon. For navigation purposes, use this address: 2331 17th St. NW, Canton. There is ample parking but not directly adjacent to the stadium. Expect a walk to the entrance gate.
ACCESSIBLE PARKING & SEATING
Guests requiring special parking must have a valid handicapped parking permit and will be directed to parking. There will be a place to drop off guests with mobility issues near the gate. Please note: Plan for a lengthy inclined walk into the stadium. Ample accessible seating is available.
DRESS COMFORTABLY FOR WARM WEATHER
The weather forecast is predicting sunny skies and temperatures in the low-80s. You may be sitting in the sun for the hour-long ceremony so wear sunscreen if needed. Make sure you're dressed comfortably.
As a courtesy to all guests, we ask that family and friends do not bring large items like balloon bouquets and oversized signs that would block the viewing of other guests. Umbrellas are not permitted in the stadium.