2022 Spring Commencement: Everything you need to know

Congratulations to the class of 2022! Graduation is just days away and we are here to answer your questions. As always, be sure to visit the Commencement webpage for the latest updates.  

Where will in-person commencement take place?

We will be celebrating our graduates with ceremonies at Manchester Field on the Kent Campus. 

What time and date does my ceremony take place? 

Kent State will hold multiple spring commencement ceremonies starting Thursday at 1 p.m. The ceremonies will be divided by college. Find your graduation date and time here. Can’t make it to campus? The virtual commencement ceremony will go live at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 15. 

What should I wear?

Graduates were able to pick up their cap and gown at the University Bookstore. If you have questions, call the University Bookstore at 330-672-2762.

How many guests can attend? 

All graduates who have RSVP’d can download four guest tickets here. If there are additional tickets available in the give-back pool, you will be able to request up to two additional guest tickets. Remember to download your tickets before arriving at the event. 

What if I can’t get enough tickets? 

If you do not find luck with the give-back pool in the ticketing website, you have additional options:

To help accommodate those unable to attend the ceremony in person, the ceremony is live streamed: https://www.kent.edu/commencement/webcast. The video links on this page will be updated to the 2022 Spring Semester soon and the video feeds will go live 30 minutes prior to the ceremony start time.

Also, a live simulcast of the ceremony will be available in the Kent Student Center Kiva for guests on campus without tickets.

When will I receive my diploma? 

Diplomas will be available for pickup in the University Registrar office on the Kent Campus or your diploma will be mailed to your permanent address approximately six to eight weeks after the ceremony. 

Anything else to remember? 

For information about the ceremony, including parking, shuttles, accommodations, safety  information and more, visit the Commencement for Guests page. 

Last but not least!

Be sure to tag @kentstate in your social media posts and use the hashtag #FlashesForever for a chance to have your photos featured throughout the celebration! 


Congratulations, Golden Flashes,

Kent State Social Team

POSTED: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 2:56pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 3:00pm
The Kent State Social Team