Kent State Celebrates Its Newest Graduates With Fall Commencement Ceremonies

The Kent State University alumni family grew by more than 2,500 new graduates as the university held its fall Commencement ceremonies. The accomplishments of the Fall Class of 2022 were recognized with in-person ceremonies for all colleges and degrees on Dec. 17. The two fall Commencement ceremonies were livestreamed at

In total, 2,571 degrees were conferred this fall, consisting of 613 associate degrees, 1,478 bachelor’s degrees, 425 master’s degrees, 52 doctoral degrees and three educational specialist degrees.

More than 1,200 of the graduating students were expected to participate in the Commencement ceremonies.

Commencement attendees and students heard from Kent State President Todd Diacon and Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley. Graduating students crossed the stage and had their names announced during the ceremonies for all colleges and degrees on the Kent Campus at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

To participate in the in-person Commencement, graduating students had to complete their ceremony RSVP by the end of October. Each graduating student who registered has tickets for their ceremony guests to attend. 

Additional Information About Fall Commencement

For more information about Kent State’s fall Commencement ceremonies, including a schedule, visit

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POSTED: Friday, December 9, 2022 10:04 AM
UPDATED: Monday, December 19, 2022 08:55 AM