Dear Spring 2023 Graduates:

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation. We invite you to participate in an in-person commencement ceremony on May 11-13, 2023. Commencement will take place on Manchester Field at the Kent Campus. Each graduate who RSVP's their attendance will be allocated 4 guest tickets, cross the stage, and have their name announced. Detailed below you will find information to help you prepare to attend. 


THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2023

  • 2 p.m. Undergraduate Degrees in the College of:
    • Education, Health and Human Services
  • 6 p.m. Advanced Degrees
    • All Colleges - Master's, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral

FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023

  • 2 p.m. Undergraduate Degrees in the Colleges of:
    • Aeronautics and Engineering
    • Applied and Technical Studies
    • The Arts
  • 6 p.m. Undergraduate Degree in the College of:
    • Arts and Sciences

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023

  • 10 a.m. Undergraduate Degrees in the Colleges of:
    • Ambassador Crawford - Business and Entrepreneurship
    • Architecture and Environmental Design
  • 2 p.m. Undergraduate Degrees in the Colleges of:
    • Communication and Information
    • Nursing
    • Public Health


  • Grad Fair will take place at the University Bookstore located at the Kent Campus Student Center. Stop in for a chance to win a door prize, purchase your cap and gown, and enjoy light refreshments. GradImages will be there to take headshots and cap and gown photos. Josten's will be available to assist with purchasing your announcements, class rings, and more! 
    • Saturday, March 11 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Monday, March 13 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday, March 14 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Unable to attend Grad Fair? Visit the University Bookstore during normal business hours or place your order online by April 5 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 April 5 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!


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