Commencement

New Kent State graduates pose with family members outside the MAC Center following a Spring 2016 commencement ceremony. Kent State University held its Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center. The final ceremony will be held Friday, May 20, at Cartwright Hall. Kent State will confer 4,210 degrees, including 3,067 bachelor’s degrees, 968 master’s...

New Kent State graduates pose with family members outside the MAC Center following a Spring 2016 commencement ceremony. Kent State University will hold its Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center, and on Friday, May 20, at Cartwright Hall. Kent State will confer 4,210 degrees, including 3,067 bachelor’s degrees, 968 master’s degrees, 169 doctoral...

A Kent State graduate shows her pride during the Fall 2015 Commencement ceremony. From getting deployed to Afghanistan, to being unable to pay for classes, to starting a family, and even accepting a job at a winery in southern Germany. The reasons for leaving Kent State University, before completing a bachelor’s degree, fall across a wide spectrum for some students. For student Andrew Sonnanstine, it was an easy choice to...

A Kent State graduate shows her pride during the Fall 2015 Commencement ceremony. Gina Cortese is an inspiration to everyone she meets. On her road to graduation at Kent State University, Cortese not only overcame homework, exams and projects, she also overcame two bouts of brain cancer, endless surgeries and paralysis that forced her to relearn how to walk and talk. But despite the odds, Cortese is graduating on Saturday with...

A new Kent State graduate holds his diploma up in victory after he walked across the stage during the Fall 2015 Commencement ceremony. Kent State University congratulates its newest graduates. The university held its Fall 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Dec. 18 and 19 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 2,154 degrees, including 1,565 bachelor’s degrees, 526 master’s degrees, 60 doctoral degrees and three...

A new Kent State graduate holds his diploma up in victory after he walked across the stage during the Fall 2015 Commencement ceremony. Kent State University will hold its Fall Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, Dec. 18, and Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 2,154 degrees, including 1,565 bachelor’s degrees, 526 master’s degrees, 60 doctoral degrees and three educational specialist...

A new Kent State graduate holds his diploma up in victory after he walked across the stage during the Fall 2015 Commencement ceremony.Kent State University graduates reflect on their time at the university.    

A summer 2015 graduate shows off her diploma during the Commencement ceremony. Kent State University held its Summer 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 1,476 degrees, including 931 bachelor’s degrees, 453 master’s degrees, 76 doctoral degrees and 16 educational specialist degrees.  Across the...

A summer 2015 graduate shows off her diploma during the Commencement ceremony. Kent State University will hold its Summer 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 1,476 degrees, including 931 bachelor’s degrees, 453 master’s degrees, 76 doctoral degrees and 16 educational specialist degrees.  Across the...

A summer 2015 graduate shows off her diploma during the Commencement ceremony. Kent State University will hold its Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) and on Friday, May 15, at Cartwright Hall. Kent State will confer 3,883 degrees, including 2,864 bachelor’s degrees, 874 master’s degrees, 142 doctoral...