Spring Commencement

Batman is coming to Kent State University.

In fact, so are Birdman, Betelgeuse and Vulture.

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton will return to the campus he once walked as a student while dreaming about making it big in Hollywood. The leading man who has inspired millions in iconic roles on the big screen will now inspire thousands of new Kent State graduates as he delivers the commencement address May 12 during Kent State’s university-wide Commencement ceremony.

Star of “The Help” and “Hidden Figures” inspires students to follow their dreams as keynote speaker for Kent State University’s first One University Commencement Ceremony.

Chante'l Owens is among four 18-year-olds and 10 19-year-olds who will have received degrees since last summer.

WHAT:
Kent State University will celebrate its newest graduates at its Spring 2017 Commencement. In total, Kent State will confer 5,636 degrees, including 992 associate degrees, 3,319 bachelor’s degrees, 1,139 master’s degrees, 181 doctoral degrees and five educational specialist degrees. 

Kent State University celebrated its newest graduates at its Spring 2017 Commencement ceremonies. In total, Kent State were conferred 5,636 degrees, including 992 associate degrees, 3,319 bachelor’s degrees, 1,139 master’s degrees, 181 doctoral degrees and five educational specialist degrees.

Kent State University is honored to welcome Academy Award-winning actress and author Octavia Spencer as the keynote speaker for the first university-wide Commencement ceremony on May 13.

Kent State Athletes Shatter Record for Highest GPA in Program History

The 2016 Kent State University Golden Flashes have shattered the record for the highest annual grade point average (GPA) in program history. They also broke the record for the most students with a perfect 4.0. 

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 degrees, 169 doctoral degrees and six educational specialist degrees.

Across the university’s eight-campus system, 5,226 students will graduate from Kent State this spring, including those receiving associate degrees.

Photo of a new graduate from Kent State's Fall 2015 CommencementKent 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.

Photo from Kent State CommencementKent 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.

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