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Graduation Information

Commencement Website 

Contains information on caps and gowns, commencement announcements, the Graduation Fair and more.  For further information, please contact the Coordinator of University Ceremonies at or 330-672-2235.  


The Kent State University Catalog is the official document of record for undergraduate and graduate programs, courses, academic policies and special programs.  The graduation requirements for these degrees are outlined in the various college / school sections of the current catalog.

Graduation with Institutional Honors

Candidates for baccalaureate degrees who demonstrate high levels of scholarship throughout their undergraduate years are graduated with institutional honors.  For requirements, see the Graduation - Honors policy in the Kent State University Catalog.

Posting of Degrees

Degrees are posted to students' permanent academic records approximately thirty days following the effective date of graduation. Diplomas for all degree recipients will be mailed to the diploma address or the permanent addresses if the diploma address has not been supplied approximately eight weeks after the commencement ceremony.  Any questions regarding degree requirements are to be referred to your college office.

Please Note: The integrity of academic transcripts is fundamental to the validity of coursework and degrees certified by the University. Therefore, all student transcript entries (grades and other notations) are finalized when the pertinent degree is officially posted to the permanent academic record. Subsequent revision and alteration of any transcript entry, after the relevant degree is awarded, is permitted only for the correction of a proven error as certified by the appropriate academic dean and the registrar.

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