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Updated Ticket Policy for KSU Commencement.
At Kennesaw State University, student success is our number one priority and the celebration
of each student’s success during graduation ceremonies serves as the high point of
We are pleased to announce that commencement ceremonies for students who graduated
in the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2020 and will be graduating in Spring, 2021, will
be held during the week of May 10 – 14, 2021.
The dates for the ceremonies are below.
Monday, May 10, 2021 | 7pm - Graduate College CeremonyDoctorates
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 10am - Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
African and African Diaspora Studies
Geographic Information Science
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 5pm - Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Modern Language and Culture
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 10am - Michael J. Coles College of Business (Ceremony 1)
Culinary Sustainability & Hospitality
Information Security and Assurance
Institute for Cybersecurity
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 5pm - Michael J. Coles College of Business (Ceremony 2)Management
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 5pm - Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Communication and Media
Journalism and Emerging Media
Media and Entertainment
Organizational and Professional Communication
Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 10am - Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering
Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 5pm - College of Computing and Software Engineering
Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 5pm - College of Architecture and Construction Management
Friday, May 14, 2021 | 10am - College of Science and Mathematics
Friday, May 14, 2021 | 10am - College of the Arts
Friday, May 14, 2021 | 5pm - Wellstar College of Health and Human Services
Friday, May 14, 2021 | 5pm - Bagwell College of Education
Commencement ceremonies will be held at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in order to provide
for appropriate social distancing.
The outside ceremonies will be held rain or shine. All ceremonies will be live streamed
and will also be available for viewing after the event. Guests who are at high risk
for severe illness due to COVID-19 are encouraged to participate via our live stream
Thank you for your continued hard work and support of Kennesaw State University and
we look forward to celebrating all of our graduates in Spring 2021.
Commencement: A Beginning
There is no doubt that a student’s graduation marks a very big achievement. You have
tackled difficult exams, participated in extracurricular activities, possibly completed
an internship or research project — all while making life-long friends and memories.
Rather than an ending, commencement (both the word and the ceremony) represents a
beginning. It is appropriate that an occasion which marks the beginning of a new phase
of life should be conducted with pomp and circumstance, stateliness and tradition.