Spring Commencement

A new Kent State University graduate smiles after receiving her diploma. The Kent State University alumni family will grow by nearly 5,300 new graduates as the university holds its spring commencement. The accomplishments of the Spring Class of 2020 will be recognized with a virtual commencement recognition ceremony on Saturday, May 9, at 11 a.m. EDT, in accordance with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s order to prohibit large...

Kent State University will recognize the accomplishments of its Spring Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement recognition ceremony on May 9. Kent State University today announced that it will recognize the accomplishments of its Spring Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement recognition ceremony taking place on the originally scheduled commencement date. Kent State students, faculty, staff, parents and friends are invited to tune into the virtual ceremony on Saturday, May 9, at 11...

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is congratulated by fellow Kent State graduates at the One University Commencement held at Dix Stadium. He has won Super Bowls. He has received the Super Bowl MVP award. And on May 11, 2019, he achieved his latest victory: earning a college degree. A helmet and pads were replaced by a cap and gown for New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman as he finished a journey he started in 2005 at the College of San Mateo before transferring to Kent...

Kent State The Kent State University alumni family grew by 5,300 new graduates as the university held its spring commencement ceremonies.  The Advanced Degree Commencement Ceremony took place at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) on the Kent Campus. This ceremony...

A Kent State University graduate, who is serving as a gonfalon bearer, waits to enter Dix Stadium for the university’s 2018 One University Commencement. The Kent State University alumni family will grow by 5,300 new graduates as the university holds its spring commencement ceremonies.  The Advanced Degree Commencement Ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) on the Kent Campus. This...

After two Category 5 hurricanes hit her home, Debra Thomas graduates with the help of the Kent State University College of Nursing Student Emergency Fund. Neither Hurricane Irma nor Hurricane Maria could stop a Kent State University nursing student from graduating, even though the Category 5 storms that hit the United States Virgin Islands last September forced Debra Thomas to make a difficult decision. “The hurricanes put a serious financial burden on me and my significant other,” said Ms....

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton will deliver the commencement address May 12 at Kent State University. (Photo credit: MJ Kim/HFA2014/Getty Images) WHAT: Kent State University will celebrate its newest graduates at its One University Commencement at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at Dix Stadium. The ceremony recognizes graduates from the university’s eight campuses. In total, Kent State will confer 5,345 degrees this spring. More than 3,000 graduating students have registered to attend the One...

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton will deliver the commencement address May 12 at Kent State University. (Photo credit: MJ Kim/HFA2014/Getty Images) 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...

Commencement speaker Octavia Spencer gives a thumbs up to the Kent State students who cheer for her following her address during the One University Commencement Ceremony. Octavia Spencer said her rise to the top of Hollywood began with a many struggles, but her resolve to succeed never failed. Speaking to graduates attending Kent State University’s first One University Commencement Ceremony on May 13, Ms. Spencer said she almost missed her own graduation ceremony. She arrived at Auburn University just in time to...

Chante Just like other college students ready to graduate, Chante’l Owens is looking forward to holding her diploma in hand and tossing her cap high into the air, as she celebrates the end of challenging academic work and looks forward to the next step in her education and ultimately her career. But Owens is not the typical graduate. She will be one of...