May 2023 Commencement Ceremony Information

  • Please check this page carefully to ensure you are ready for graduation.
  • Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 graduates will all be recognized and are invited to participate in Commencement.


  • The 2023 Columbiana County Campuses Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 12, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at the Crestview Performing Arts Center at 44100 Crestview Rd.,  Columbiana, OH 44408.

  • Graduates need to arrive 45 minutes prior to the ceremony.

  • The deadline to RSVP for the Columbiana County Campuses Ceremony is Friday, April 7, 2023. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sarah Motts: 330-337-4202 or


  • A reception with light refreshments will be held immediately prior to the ceremony from 5- 6 p.m. for graduates and their guests.

Graduates with a Disability and Seating for guests with Disabilities

  • Please notify Danielle Baker-Rose at by May 1, 2023 if you or a guest need a disability-related accommodation. Accessible seating will be provided upon request. 
  • Kent State University is committed to making its work environment, programs, and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. For faculty and staff accessibility needs, contact Audrey Graham at 330-337-4251.  For student accessibility needs, contact Danielle Baker-Rose, Student Accessibility Services, at 330-337-4214 or


  • Any student receiving an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or a doctoral degree from any one of the eight campuses may attend.

  • Students may attend BOTH the Columbiana County Campuses Ceremony on Friday evening and the Kent Campus ceremony.

  • Students must RSVP separately to each event. (Spring 2023 candidates can access the RSVP to the Kent Campus ceremony by logging into FlashLine)

  • Please view the Kent Campus ceremony schedule and details here:

  • Questions? Contact the Office of University Ceremonies at