Office of Student Services
2013 Spring Commencement CeremonyFriday, May 10, 2013
Umstaddt Performing Arts Hall
2323 17th St. NW
Canton, Ohio 44708
Umstattd Hall is the permanent home of the Canton Symphony Orchestra and is located on the Canton McKinley High School campus.
Map & Directions to Umstaddt Hall
- Hall opens at 5:30 p.m. for guests
GRADUATE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Deadline to RSVP: Friday, April 26 at 5 p.m.
Important Details for Graduates
Spring 2013 Graduation Fair - March 5 & 6 in the Campus Center
All your graduation needs in one convenient location!
- Tuesday, March 5: 12 - 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 6: 5 - 7 p.m.
- Bookstore - purchase your Cap & Gown
- Student Services - pick up your Commencement tickets (up to 8)
- Advising Services
- Financial Aid
- Career Services
- University Frames
When to Arrive at Commencement
- Time: 5:30 p.m.
- Report to the Cafeteria
- Staff will be there to direct you.
There will not be a traditional graduation practice prior to Commencement. Graduates will be given detailed instructions when they arrive.
Graduates will wear the traditional cap and gown. Caps should be placed or pinned so that they appear flat on top of the head. Acceptable attire for under your gown should be professional dress. Jeans, shorts and sneakers should not be worn. Typically, male graduates wear dress pants, shirt and tie, and female graduates wear dresses, skirts or dress slacks and blouses. Suits are not necessary.
Tickets are required for admission to the ceremony. Each graduate will be issued up to 8 tickets. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Graduation Fair in the Campus Center on March 5 & 6.
Beginning Thursday, March 7, tickets will be available for pick-up in the Office of Student Services until Friday, April 26 at 5 p.m. Any tickets not claimed by April 26 will be made available to graduates who need additional tickets. You can pick up additional tickets beginning Monday, April 29 in the Office of Student Services.
Kent State Stark will provide an individual photograph of each graduate receiving their diploma free of charge. Photos will be available following the ceremony. Reprints will be available for order.
Caps & Gowns
Caps and gowns will be available for purchase at the Graduation Fair on March 5 & 6, then available to purchase in the Bookstore. Cost for the cap, gown and tassel is $32 + tax. Contact the Bookstore at 330-244-3202 for more information.
Cap & Gown Packages (pdf)
Announcements & Class Rings
A representative from Jostens will be at the Graduation Fair on March 5 & 6. Announcements and class rings must be special ordered through Jostens.
Diplomas are mailed to your permanent address 4-6 weeks after the commencement ceremony. You will not receive your actual diploma at Commencement. Please make sure your address is up to date in FlashLine. The name that will appear on your diploma is the name on your student academic record. This is the name that prints on your transcript, invoice, schedule, etc.
Diploma frames can be purchased through the Bookstore. University Frames will also be at the Graduation Fair to assist you.