Tuscarawas Campus Commencement 

Kent State Tuscarawas will celebrate its 2022 Graduates with two separate ceremonies at the Performing Arts Center.

  • Thurs., May 12, 2022 - 7 p.m. / Nursing Degrees with Nursing Pinning to Follow 

  • Fri., May 13, 2022 - 7 p.m. / Associate and Bachelor Degree's 


Kent State Tuscarawas Commencement information will be sent to your KSU email account and mailed to your home address the week of Feb. 14, 2022. Please email Kim Sweitzer at with questions.


Students must  RSVP in advance to attend the campus ceremonies. Tickets required for admittance.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to ceremony.

Facemasks are OPTIONAL for all Performing Arts Center events. For our most up-to-date health and safety protocols, visit:


Commencement Livestreams

Thurs., May 12, 2022

Nursing Commencement and Pinning Ceremony - 7:00 p.m.

Fri., May 13, 2022

All Degrees / Commencement Ceremony - 7:00 p.m.


Fifty-Second Commencement (PDF)

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.