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Commencement Ceremony Information



Commencement Ceremony Information

Commencement 2014

Kent State University at Geauga & Regional Academic Center invites all Campus Summer 2014 degree graduation candidates to participate in the annual graduation ceremonies.  The Commencement Committee is happy to share that the 2014 year marks the 50th anniversary of the Geauga Campus!  We look forward to sharing this campus milestone with our Summer 2014 graduates, their family and friends!

Associate and Baccalaureate Degree students may choose to participate in the Geauga ceremony held on the Friday night of Summer III finals week.  Baccalaureate students may also choose to attend the Kent Campus ceremony instead. 

Commencement is a time to celebrate your achievements and look forward to your future endeavors. Check this page carefully for all the information you will need to be sure you're ready for Commencement Day.

The August 2014 Commencement Ceremony will be held on:

August 15, 2014. Start time: 6:30 p.m.

The Commencement Ceremonies are held at the Geauga Campus site located at 14111 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton OH. Students graduating in August will receive a Commencement Ceremony information letter in mid-June. 

Audience guest seating is offered using a ticket system.  For the August 2014 Commencement on 8/15/2014, a predetermined amount of 4 tickets will be initially offered to graduation candidates with the possibility of more tickets offered based on the total number of attending graduate and guest RSVPs.

Important Information: Due to the Geauga Campus 50th anniversary, a record attendance is expected for the Commencement Ceremony!  The Commencement Committee recommends completing the RSVP survey as soon as possible!  Students initially cleared to attend Commencement will receive an information letter and an email containing a RSVP survey by 6/27/2014.  The RSVP survey will open on 6/27/2014 and close on 7/25/2014.

The Kent State University Bookstore is authorized to sell commencement regalia (caps and gowns) for the Kent State Geauga Commencement Ceremonies.  Students may purchase their cap and gown at the Kent Campus Bookstore in person or by telephone.  University Bookstore: (330) 672-2762.

Please contact Mr. David Chappell at (440) 834-3730 or for information not covered in the commencement letter or for specific questions. 

Important Commencement Events by Date:

·         August 14, 2014:  Geauga Campus Commencement Rehearsal @ 6:00 p.m. (Thursday) in the Clark Commons Lounge, Burton, OH 44021

·         August 15, 2014:  Geauga Campus Commencement Ceremony @ 6:30 pm (Friday) in the Clark Commons Lounge, Burton, OH 44021.

Please click here to view additional information regarding our 50th Anniversary and scheduled events!