Our records indicate you have applied for graduation for Spring 2021.
Graduation Cap
Commencement will be held on
Friday, May 14th at 7:00 PM at
SPIRE Institute, 5201 Spire Circle, Geneva, Ohio 44041
in the Indoor Track & Field Building

RSVP Required

Please complete the online RSVP questionnaire at the end of this email to let us know your plans. If you don't plan on attending commencement, we ask that you click on the survey link below and choose the "No" option.

You must complete the questionnaire by April 30th, 2021
(See Link Below).
Where do I purchase my Graduation Regalia?
Academic regalia is available NOW in the Ashtabula Campus Bookstore!
Please contact the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on the Ashtabula Campus directly at 440.964.4225 for more information.
The deadline for getting your regalia is April 30th.
Commencement Tickets
There will be four (4) reserved seats for your guests at Spire for the commencement ceremony. 
You must first RSVP for Commencement (see survey below). 

PLEASE NOTE: There will not be paper tickets for you to pick up, however, you will need to fill in a form to enter. Further directions will be forthcoming.
Regretfully, we will be unable to provide any additional seats.

The commencement ceremony will be live-streamed for family and friends at home.
The deadline to complete the survey and reserve your seats is Friday, April 30th

After April 30th, we will be unable to accept any further reservations.
Additional Details
Anticipating some of your questions, we offer the following:
  • Once you RSVP, and closer to Commencement, you will receive more detailed information to follow in a separate email. 

  • The follow-up email will have very important information that you will need to complete prior to attending the ceremony, including a mandatory health screening from SPIRE.

  • You will receive a check-in time for you and your guests. We ask that you please arrive at your check-in time for social distancing requirements.

  • The ceremony will last approximately one hour (7-8 PM).

  • You and your family will be released together by last name. We ask that you and your family proceed directly to your vehicle after the ceremony.

  • Your diploma will be mailed to your home address by the Kent Campus 6 (six) to 8 (eight) weeks after the ceremony. The Ashtabula Campus does not handle this mailing.

Please click on the link below to submit your RSVP
(mandatory if you would like to attend commencement).

Please complete by Friday, April 30, 2021
If you are unable to access the link above, please copy and paste the address below into your browser:
Again, the Faculty and Staff of Kent State University at Ashtabula congratulate you on your accomplishment!
If you have any questions, you may contact Rebecca Harvey here.

Kent State University Ashtabula Commencement Committee
c/o Rebecca Harvey
Please check our commencement page on our website for updates here: