Commencement

Tuscarawas Campus Commencement 

Kent State Tuscarawas will celebrate its 2021 Graduates with three separate ceremonies at the Performing Arts Center.

  • Thurs., May 13 - 6 p.m. / Nursing Pinning to Follow 

  • Fri., May 14 - 6 p.m.

  • Fri., May 14 - 8:45 p.m.

Students must have RSVP'd in advance to attend the campus ceremonies. Tickets required for admittance. For up-to-date information on facial covering requirements, please see Facial Covering and Physical Distancing Guidelines.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to ceremony and due to Covid-19 guidelines, guests should go directly to their seats after admittance. 

Commencement Livestreams

Thursday, May 13

Nursing Commencement and Pinning Ceremony - 6:00 p.m.


Friday, May 14

Commencement Ceremony - 6:00 p.m.

  • Associate of Applied Science
    • Criminology and Justice Studies
  • Associate of Technical Studies
  • Associate of Applied Science
    • Early Childhood Education Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Education
    • Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor’s Degrees

Friday, May 14

Commencement Ceremony - 8:45 p.m.

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Applied Business
    • Accounting Technology
    • Business Management Technology
    • Office Technology
    • Medical Billing Certificate
  • Associate of Applied Science
    • Veterinary Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science
    • Computer Design, Animation Game Design
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology
    • CAD for Manufacturing Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
    • Engineering Technology

Programs

Fifty-First Commencement

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Graduation FAQs 

Q. Where do I get my cap and gown?

A. Cap, gown and tassel will be available in the bookstore. These items are not a rental; they will be yours to keep. For further information, contact the bookstore at 330-308-7493.

Q. When/Where can I get commencement tickets? How many will I receive?

A. Commencement tickets, for your guests, will be available from the Performing Arts Center box office. 

Q. Do I have to complete loan exit counseling?

A. All students who received Stafford or direct loans must complete online exit loan counseling. Visit the financial aid office for further details.

Q. When will I receive my diploma?

A. Diplomas will be mailed from the Office of the University Registrar to the graduate's permanent address approximately eight to ten weeks after the ceremony. Check FlashLine to be sure the correct address is listed, or to update your address. Degrees are posted to students' permanent academic records approximately thirty days following the effective date of graduation. 

Q. How will my name appear on my diploma?

A. Your name will appear exactly as it does on your university record. Check with the Assistant Dean's Office in Founders Hall, Room A-104, if you have any concerns with how your name will appear on your diploma.

Q. How many graduation ceremonies are held each year?

A. Kent State Tuscarawas holds one commencement ceremony each year in May. Summer and Fall graduates are invited to participate in the spring ceremony. The Kent Campus holds several ceremonies in December, May and August.