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Kent State students celebrate their recent graduation.

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Commencement is a special time for the university community.

Whether a student, faculty member, family member or friend, the ceremony is an important event that marks a momentous occasion in the lives of our graduates and the entire university community. 

Baccalaureate Degree Commencement Ceremony 
Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center 
Commencement of All Colleges 
December 13, 2014
9:30 a.m.

Advanced Degree Commencement Ceremony 
Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center 
Commencement of All Colleges 
December 13, 2014
1:30 p.m.

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STUDENTS

As you get closer to graduation, you will have questions about how to RSVP, get tickets, where to purchase your cap and gown and more. The answers to these questions and many more can be found in the online checklist for Graduation and Commencement.

FACULTY PARTICIPANTS

Faculty participating in Commencement should report to the Gymnastics Room (Lobby B) of the MAC Center 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Faculty must wear academic regalia. Regalia can be rented from the University Bookstore in the Kent Student Center.

GUESTS

Find of frequently asked questions for guests attending the ceremony.

CEREMONY HONORS AND RECOGNITION

Commencement is a milestone for soon-to-be Kent State alumni. As they near graduation, students and faculty members have the opportunity to receive a variety of Commencement honors. Oftentimes these graduation honors are bestowed at the formal Commencement ceremonies. Find the descriptions of Commencement honors received at Kent State.

TRADITIONS

Academic ceremonies are steeped in tradition. The academic dress and the many colors that adorn regalia, the symbols of office and the music heard throughout academic ceremonies are highly symbolic and important to the university tradition. Learn more about ceremonial traditions at Kent State University.

WEBCAST

View the ceremony online.

Commencement

Address:
P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001
Phone:
330-672-2235
Email:
graduate@kent.edu
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