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The tent on Manchester Field at Karamu Ya Wahitimu, a pre-commencement ceremony, on May 10, 2023.

Kent State University graduates look toward the future

Destiny Torres, Reporter May 26, 2023

On the weekend of May 12, Kent State University saw nearly 5,500 students walk across the stage as they moved their tassels from one side to the other. Whether it be taking some time to figure out what’s...

A graduate is given their stole at this years Karamu Ya Wahitimu pre-commencement ceremony on May 10, 2023.

Karamu Ya Wahitimu celebrates multicultural graduates

Grace Springer, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2023

The tent on Manchester field echoed with the cheers of proud families and friends during the Karamu Ya Wahitimu Celebración de los Graduados Wednesday.  Students danced, smiled and cried as they commenced...

Attendees watched as Virginia Addicott, member of the Kent State University Board of Trustees, addressed the graduates May 13, 2022.

The celebration of graduates and the university continued on day two of commencement

Jesse Khalil, Reporter May 14, 2022

The faint clicking of high heels and rustling of graduation programs fell silent once Kent State University President Todd Diacon and his party were escorted to the stage at the Education, Health and...

University provides guidance for students experiencing issues with GPS degree audit function

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor March 18, 2022

The university registrar is working to correct the complication with the Graduate Planning System’s degree audit function, according to an email sent to students Thursday. The degree audit combines...

University officals announce spring commencement schedule, similar to that of spring 2021

Zaria Johnson, Editor-in-chief March 16, 2022

University events and protocol officials announced the commencement schedule for the spring 2022 graduating class. In-person ceremonies will be held at Manchester Field, off of Petrarca Drive adjacent...

Family members and guests were encouraged to stand with their graduates and congratulate them before receiving their diplomas on May 13, 2021.

Class of 2021 reflects on Kent State, COVID experiences as in-person commencement ceremonies resume

Editor's Note: The following story has been updated to include photographs of graduates Gianna DaPra and Jordan Bigelow. High fives were exchanged and excited cheers rang through Centennial Court Green...

Graduation Q & A

Q&A: Spring commencements and ceremonies

Emma Andrus Reporter April 11, 2021

As the spring 2021 semester comes to a close, celebrations for graduating students are soon to be underway. Kent State announced its plans to host optional in-person commencement ceremonies in an email...

Attendees posing at the 2019 LavGrad ceremony.

LGBTQ+ Center prepares virtual environment for Lavender Graduation

Cameron Aloway Reporter April 6, 2021

During the week of April 26, the LGBTQ+ Center will host its annual Lavender Graduation. The ceremony highlights graduating LGBTQ+ students and allies at Kent State.To accommodate for restrictions due...

The pandemic has created new challenges for graduating students.

Graduation and life after college during a pandemic

Camryn Kocher Reporter March 30, 2021

College students are facing new and unique challenges during the pandemic including worries about the future and stress about job prospects. Many are having trouble finding internships because of the pandemic...

Spring 2021 graduates to have in-person commencement ceremonies

Madisyn Woodring Reporter March 18, 2021

Spring graduates from Kent State’s main campus will have the option to attend an outdoor commencement ceremony, according to an email President Todd Diacon sent Thursday. The ceremonies will begin the...

OPINION: Senioritis with a touch of COVID-19

Jessica Goodwin Opinion Writer November 4, 2020

It is November. We are on week 10 of the semester and week 34 since our entire life changed, and I am drained. I am drained of motivation, I am drained of hope and I am drained of perseverance. Is it the...

A screenshot of the introduction of the Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración de los Graduados on May 7, 2020. 

Student Multicultural Center celebrates graduates with virtual pre-commencement ceremony

The Student Multicultural Center recognized graduates and their achievements during the virtual Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración de los Graduados ceremony on Thursday. “Usually with Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración...

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