2013 Fall Commencement Ceremony
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
Umstaddt Performing Arts Hall
2323 17th St. NW
Canton, Ohio 44708
Umstattd Hall is the permanent home of the Canton Symphony Orchestra and is located on the Canton McKinley High School campus.
- Map & Directions to Umstaddt Hall
- Hall opens at 5:30 p.m. for guests
Important Details for Graduates
Fall 2013 Graduation Fair - Campus Center
All your graduation needs in one convenient location!
- Tuesday, Oct. 8: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 9: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- Bookstore - purchase your Cap & Gown
- Student Services - pick up your Commencement tickets (up to 8)
- Advising Services
- Financial Aid
- Career Services
When to Arrive at Commencement
- Time: 5:30 p.m.
- Report to the Cafeteria
- Staff will be there to direct you.
There will not be a traditional graduation practice prior to Commencement. Graduates will be given detailed instructions when they arrive.
Graduates will wear the traditional cap and gown. Caps should be placed or pinned so that they appear flat on top of the head. Acceptable attire for under your gown should be professional dress. Jeans, shorts and sneakers should not be worn. Typically, male graduates wear dress pants, shirt and tie, and female graduates wear dresses, skirts or dress slacks and blouses. Suits are not necessary.
Tickets are required for admission to the ceremony. Each graduate will be issued up to 8 tickets. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Graduation Fair in the Campus Center on October 8 & 9.
Beginning October 10, tickets will be available for pick-up in the Office of Student Services until Monday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Any tickets not claimed by December 2 will be made available to graduates who need additional tickets. You can pick up additional tickets beginning Tuesday, Dec. 3 in the Office of Student Services.
Kent State Stark will have a photographer take a digital photograph of each graduate receiving their diploma. Instructions on how to receive photos will be given prior to the ceremony.
Caps & Gowns
Caps and gowns will be available for purchase at the Graduation Fair on October 8 & 9, then available to purchase in the Bookstore. Cost for the undergraduate cap, gown and tassel is $32 + tax. Master's degree regalia must be special ordered by October 9. Contact the Bookstore at 330-244-3202 for more information.
Announcements & Class Rings
A representative from Jostens will be at the Graduation Fair on October 8 & 9. Announcements and class rings must be special ordered through Jostens.
Diplomas are mailed to your permanent address 4-6 weeks after the commencement ceremony. You will not receive your actual diploma at Commencement. Please make sure your address is up to date in FlashLine. The name that will appear on your diploma is the name on your student academic record. This is the name that prints on your transcript, invoice, schedule, etc.
Diploma frames can be purchased through the Bookstore.