Graduation

Dashawn Russel (MM '19) at Graduation

We're proud to present the spring 2020 graduating class of the Glauser School of Music!  As a leader in music education, both online and in-person, over 50-percent of our new graduates are earning their bachelor's, master's or doctorate in the field. Many are actively teaching in schools across the country, teaching privately or acting as assistant ensemble directors.  The other members of our 2020 graduating class represent an outstanding variety of music performers, theorists, ethnomusicologists and conductors. Together, the 2020 class are competition winners, pre...

“I’m Batman!” Those were Michael Keaton’s final words during his Spring 2018 graduation ceremony address at a packed Dix Stadium on May 12. Not only did the Oscar-nominated actor impart wisdom as the university’s commencement speaker, but he also joined more than 3,000 graduates in wearing their caps and gowns as he received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters for his extraordinary contributions to film performance. The ceremony brought full circle the journey he began at Kent State 47 years ago when he enrolled as a student in 1971 to major in journalism and speech before lea...

Kent State University is embarking on a campaign to motivate and assist students toward timely graduation. The university’s “Formula to Finish” initiative encourages students to register for and pass at least 15 credit hours per semester in order to graduate in two years to get their associate degree or four years for a bachelor’s degree, and save time and money in the process. Kent State’s Undergraduate Studies oversees the “Formula to Finish” initiative for all students at Kent State’s eight campuses. The first phase of the “Formula to Finish” campaign was officially launched during Desti...

  Across Kent State University’s eight-campus system, 4,551 students graduated this spring, including those receiving associate degrees. ...