When & Where


Saturday, June 20, 2015
11 a.m.
Connie and Jim John Recreation Center


Graduation & Commencement

What is Graduation and Commencement?

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.

How do I get graduation Announcements?

Graduation announcements can be obtained by contacting Jostens. You will be taken through step by step instruction to personalize your own announcement once on the site.

Who do I contact for more questions?

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 Facts

  • Connie and Jim John Recreation Center 
  • No tickets required to attend Commencement, however, each graduate is limited to 8 guests
  • All graduates must RSVP and provide the number of guests attending
  • 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 
  • There is no graduation rehearsal
  • Faculty and staff assemble for the Processional between 10-10:55 a.m. in the third floor, Recreation Center 
  • Graduates must report to the Great Court between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. to check in
  • Graduates assemble on the first floor CC near BJ's between 10:30 and 10:50 a.m. to line up  
  • Formal processional begins at 11 a.m.

Getting to Flint and Campus


1700 University Avenue
Flint, MI 48504-6214

Places to Stay

A variety of hotels and motels are located within a reasonable driving distance of the Kettering University campus and represent a range of amenities and rates.
Hotels/Motels list

Local Area Attractions

While visiting campus for commencement, you may wish to take advantage of some of the area attractions.