Dear Summer Graduates:

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation. We invite you to participate in an in-person and/or virtual commencement ceremony on August 20, 2022. In-person ceremonies will take place on Manchester Field at the Kent Campus. Below, please find ceremony details to assist you with your participation.


Saturday, August 20, 2022

  • 9 a.m. Virtual Commencement
  • 10 a.m. Undergraduate and Advanced Degrees in the Colleges of:
    • Aeronautics and Engineering
    • Architecture and Environmental Design
    • Education, Health and Human Services
    • Nursing
    • Public Health
  • 2 p.m. Undergraduate and Advanced Degrees in the Colleges of:
    • Ambassador Crawford - Business and Entrepreneurship
    • Applied & Technical Studies 
    • The Arts
    • Arts and Science
    • Communication and Information


June 1 - July 1

  1. Log into FlashLine
  2. Click on the Student Tab
  3. Under Resources, select Graduation
  4. Click RSVP for the Kent Campus Commencement Ceremony 
  5. Select Summer 2022 term
  6. Follow the prompts to answer additional questions.  
  • Please note: the phonetic spelling of your name is used to help the announcer pronounce your name for Commencement.
  • You will receive a confirmation of your RSVP selections when the form has been submitted. 
  • Each graduate who attends will cross the stage, and have their name announced. 

Don't forget to review your diploma mailing address in FlashLine! If it is incorrect, please update to ensure you receive your diploma.


  • Visit the University Bookstore during normal business hours or place your order online by July 8 to avoid rush shipping fees.


  • A notification will be posted on as well as sent to your Kent State email address before the close of business on July 20 with the procedure for downloading your 4 guest tickets. 

All in-person ceremonies will adhere to Flashes Safety Principles. If you experience any Covid symptoms: Stay home, contact your medical provider and call the COVID Response Team at 330-672-2525.

Have Questions? Contact us at so that we can assist you.

We look forward to celebrating you soon!


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