Contact Info

For questions regarding graduation requirements and eligibility to attend commencement, refer to the Graduation Information web page.

Further questions or concerns regarding the commencement ceremony may be directed to the Commencement Hotline at (810) 762-9865.

Commencement and Graduation

Our 2016 Commencement wil be on Saturday, June 18 beginning at 11 am.

Commencement is the ceremony honoring degree candidates and those who have already received degrees. Commencement occurs in June each year.

Graduation is the actual awarding of a degree. Degrees are awarded after each term; March, June, September and December. The graduation and diploma date are always the last date of the graduating term.

2015 Commencement Speaker

Retired Delphi CEO Rodney O'Neal '76 spoke at Kettering University Commencement ceremonies in June

Rodney O'Neal, a 1976 Kettering University graduate and former Delphi Automotive PLC CEO and president, delivered the Kettering University Commencement Address on June 20, 2015.

More information on Rodney O'Neal '76.

Commencement Facts

  • Connie and Jim John Recreation Center 
  • No tickets required to attend Commencement, however, each graduate is limited to 8 guests
  • The event is free
  • Allow 2 1/2 hours for the ceremony 
  • Presiding: Kettering University President Robert McMahan
  • Grand Marshal: Faculty Senate Moderator
  • Parking is free and available in all campus parking lots 
  • Formal processional begins at 11 a.m.