Ceremony Information

Kent State University will recognize the accomplishments of the Summer Class of 2024 with ceremonies August 10.

Faculty Participation:

Faculty Hooders:

  • Doctoral students will be invited to indicate their Dissertation Director's information via email for the Summer 2024 Commencement.  Directors will receive reporting instructions from graduate@kent.edu two weeks prior to the ceremonies. The hooding will take place on stage for the ceremonies. Directors should wear academic regalia. 
  • For your reference, we have listed two videos of how to hood your graduate. 

Faculty Marshal Participation Information:

  • Overview: During the Commencement ceremony, when tapped by the ROTC cadets, marshals stand and walk the students along the designated path to the stage. Once a student crosses the stage on your side, meet them at the front of the stage and guide them either back to their seats or out of the ceremony venue depending on the ceremony. For questions, contact the University Events and Protocol Office at graduate@kent.edu call 330-672-2235.