Commencement

For our students, their families and the University community, Commencement is the culminating event of the Kettering experience.

The successful completion of a Kettering degree is an enormous accomplishment, worthy of celebration and public acknowledgment. 

We invite you to join us as we honor the graduates of 2022 with an in person ceremony on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Kettering University's Atwood Stadium. 

Schedule of Events 

Friday, June 17, 2022
2022 Academic Honors Banquet 
6 p.m. (by invitation only)

Saturday, June 18, 2022
2022 Commencement Ceremony 
10:30 a.m. (Kettering University's Atwood Stadium)


For those unable to attend, the ceremony will be live-streamed.

Note: In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony may be delayed until later in the day on Saturday, June 18 or it may be moved to Sunday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m. The weather call will be made at 6 a.m Saturday, June 18 and will be shared via email and social media. 

Commencement Details

Regalia (Cap & Gown) 

Graduates are required to wear academic regalia when participating in the Kettering University Commencement ceremony. Academic regalia is available for purchase online with Oak Hall and will not be available onsite at Commencement. Regalia purchases must be completed before May 27, 2022. 

Click here to order your regalia for the 2022 ceremony.

Once received, we recommend IMMEDIATELY opening the package to hang your gown (and hood if applicable). This step will help to remove all wrinkles. Gowns may be steamed but cannot be pressed as it will damage the gown. 

Commencement is a milestone in your life and we welcome you to decorate your cap as you celebrate your hard work and dedication. Please take the following information into consideration as you decorate. 

  • Only the flat, top portion of the mortarboard may be decorated. Nothing else should be decorated on the sides of the cap or on your academic gown. 
  • Decoration should not make noise. No bells, horns, etc. 
  • Avoid obscenities, profanity, vulgar or lewd remarks
  • Elements of your design should lay as flat as possible to avoid obstructed views. 

How to wear your regalia

Cap and Gown

Your gown must be hooked at the collar and should remain hooked for the duration of wear. The cap (mortarboard) should be worn with the point in the front, approximately 1 inch above the eyebrows. The mortarboard should be level on your head with the tassel worn over the right temple. 

Your tassel should be worn over the left temple. 

Other Apparel

Shoes and other articles of visible apparel worn should be of dark colors that harmonize with academic dress. Nothing else should be worn on the academic gown. Due to the ceremony being held at Atwood Stadium, flat soled shoes are required for all participants/attendees. 

Ceremony Information 

We are thrilled to have you join us for this exciting celebration! Tickets are required for entry to Kettering University’s Atwood Stadium. If you do not have a ticket, you will not be allowed to enter the stadium. 

Atwood Stadium will be open for guests 90 minutes before the event is scheduled to begin.  Attendees will enter the stadium via the northwest and northeast gates, at the corners of the stadium facing University Avenue. 

Guests with accessible seating tickets will enter the stadium via Gate S

Some things to keep in mind:

  • The ceremony lasts roughly 2 ½ hours. Please remain for the entire ceremony.
  • In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony may be delayed until later in the day on Saturday, June 18 or it may be moved to Sunday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m. 
  • The weather call will be made at 6 a.m Saturday, June 18 and will be shared via email and social media. 
  • Photographs are encouraged, though they are only allowed from your seat during the ceremony; there is no guest access to the stage area. Professional photographers will be onsite to capture photos of each graduate. 
  • Guests are not permitted in the graduate assembly area or seating area on the field. 
  • We do not allow balloons, banners, signs, noise makers or other disruptive items 

Graduate Information

Congratulations graduate! It is an honor to celebrate your hard work and dedication. The following details will help to make your day run smoothly. 

Your RSVP is REQUIRED to participate in Commencement.

Please note you must RSVP by Friday, June 3 in order to participate in the ceremony. 

If you were awarded a degree dated September 25, 2021, December 18, 2021 or are pending for March 26, 2022 or June 17, 2022 and have been verified as a degree candidate, you are the class of 2022, apply here

Graduate check in 

  • 9-10:10 a.m. -  Report to Bluff St/Stevenson Street to check in and pick up your QR Code Card 
  • 10 a.m. - Graduate Line Up
  • 10:30 a.m. - Formal Processional and Ceremony begins
  • 12:30 p.m. - Ceremony Ends

Before the Ceremony

Graduates should arrive no later than one hour prior to the start of the ceremony to check in and pick up their QR Code Card. This card will be scanned when you approach the stage to receive your diploma. The registrar’s office will be onsite to direct and assist graduates in lining up for the processional. When the ceremony is ready to begin, graduates will process to the stadium gates. 

We do ask that purses, bags, coats, and other personal items given to family or friends prior to the ceremony. Cell phones and electronic devices should be silenced or turned off prior to the start of the procession. 

Due to the ceremony being held at Atwood Stadium flat soled shoes are required for all participants/attendees on the field level. 

The Ceremony

The ceremony will last approximately 2 and a ½ hours. The faculty marshal will signal you to stand, one row at a time to come forward to receive your diploma. You will walk to the stage and give your QR Code Card to the name reader. Once your name is called, walk forward across the stage to receive your diploma. 

A photo will be taken as you receive your diploma. You will then return to your seat. Follow the direction of the faculty marshals for the recessional. 

Tickets 

Graduates will be able to request unlimited tickets for their guests this year. When the site for tickets opens graduates will assign the location (row, section, and seats) for their guests. Seating will be assigned on the day of the event based upon your tickets.

Only graduating students can request tickets. Tickets are now open for request. Graduating students must log into Kettering's intranet to request tickets.

Accessible seating will be located on the field level and can be accessed via the South East stadium gate (Gate S)  off of the Atwood Stadium Parking Lot. Guests requesting accessible seating should contact The Office of Events at events@kettering.edu for additional details and ticket requests.

Atwood Stadium Information

Physical Address: 701 University Ave. Flint MI 48504

A-Z Stadium Policies can be found here

Permitted Items: 

  • Binoculars, cases are subject to inspection
  • Blankets
  • Cameras 
  • Cell phones 
  • Bags smaller than 12” x 12” x 6” 
  • Rain apparel
  • Seat cushions
  • Small umbrellas used without obstructing others’ view 

Prohibited Items: 
As a general rule, any items that obstruct the view of other guests or that can be used as projectiles, that interfere with the comfort of other guests or are deemed inappropriate/hazardous by stadium security are prohibited. 

Guests are subject to visual inspection of person, parcels, bags, and clothing capable of concealing prohibited items. Changes in national, regional, and campus security may affect security procedures. 

The following items are not permitted in Atwood Stadium:

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco, including e-cigarettes and vapor cigarettes
  • Non-service animals 
  • Firearms, weapons, and sharp objects including mace and pepper spray 
  • Bags larger than 12” x 12” x 6”
  • Coolers and containers including bottles and beverage containers 
  • Signs or banners
  • Bicycles 
  • Skateboards
  • Strollers beyond concourse 
  • Noise makers 
  • Large umbrellas 
  • Objects that obstruct others views 
  • Clothing displaying profane or inappropriate symbols or wording 
  • Hazardous materials including but not limited to explosives and fireworks 
  • Laser pointers 
  • Selfie sticks 
  • Trespassing, soliciting, peddling and loitering 
  • Any illegal substances 
  • Any other item or action deemed dangerous or inappropriate 

Livestream & Photo


Livestream

The ceremony will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend the ceremony in person. The link will be shared here and via email to graduates prior to Commencement weekend. 

Photos

We have hired GradImages® to photograph commencement and to capture each graduate as they are individually recognized. Proofs will be available as soon as 48 hours after the ceremony. To view your proofs online, visit the GradImages® website. If you have any questions related to your photos, contact GradImages® Customer Service Department at (800) 261-2576, online at www.gradimages.com or email giservice@gradimages.net.

Gifts & Memorabilia


Flowers

Flowers will be available for purchase at the commencement ceremonies. Additionally, Commencement Flowers provides graduates and guests the opportunity to pre-order product online at www.thecommencementgroup.com/kettering/

Click here to get Kettering apparel and memorabilia. 

  • Regalia (Cap & Gown)

    Regalia (Cap & Gown) 

    Graduates are required to wear academic regalia when participating in the Kettering University Commencement ceremony. Academic regalia is available for purchase online with Oak Hall and will not be available onsite at Commencement. Regalia purchases must be completed before May 27, 2022. 

    Click here to order your regalia for the 2022 ceremony.

    Once received, we recommend IMMEDIATELY opening the package to hang your gown (and hood if applicable). This step will help to remove all wrinkles. Gowns may be steamed but cannot be pressed as it will damage the gown. 

    Commencement is a milestone in your life and we welcome you to decorate your cap as you celebrate your hard work and dedication. Please take the following information into consideration as you decorate. 

    • Only the flat, top portion of the mortarboard may be decorated. Nothing else should be decorated on the sides of the cap or on your academic gown. 
    • Decoration should not make noise. No bells, horns, etc. 
    • Avoid obscenities, profanity, vulgar or lewd remarks
    • Elements of your design should lay as flat as possible to avoid obstructed views. 

    How to wear your regalia

    Cap and Gown

    Your gown must be hooked at the collar and should remain hooked for the duration of wear. The cap (mortarboard) should be worn with the point in the front, approximately 1 inch above the eyebrows. The mortarboard should be level on your head with the tassel worn over the right temple. 

    Your tassel should be worn over the left temple. 

    Other Apparel

    Shoes and other articles of visible apparel worn should be of dark colors that harmonize with academic dress. Nothing else should be worn on the academic gown. Due to the ceremony being held at Atwood Stadium, flat soled shoes are required for all participants/attendees. 

  • Ceremony Information

    Ceremony Information 

    We are thrilled to have you join us for this exciting celebration! Tickets are required for entry to Kettering University’s Atwood Stadium. If you do not have a ticket, you will not be allowed to enter the stadium. 

    Atwood Stadium will be open for guests 90 minutes before the event is scheduled to begin.  Attendees will enter the stadium via the northwest and northeast gates, at the corners of the stadium facing University Avenue. 

    Guests with accessible seating tickets will enter the stadium via Gate S

    Some things to keep in mind:

    • The ceremony lasts roughly 2 ½ hours. Please remain for the entire ceremony.
    • In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony may be delayed until later in the day on Saturday, June 18 or it may be moved to Sunday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m. 
    • The weather call will be made at 6 a.m Saturday, June 18 and will be shared via email and social media. 
    • Photographs are encouraged, though they are only allowed from your seat during the ceremony; there is no guest access to the stage area. Professional photographers will be onsite to capture photos of each graduate. 
    • Guests are not permitted in the graduate assembly area or seating area on the field. 
    • We do not allow balloons, banners, signs, noise makers or other disruptive items 
  • Graduate Information

    Graduate Information

    Congratulations graduate! It is an honor to celebrate your hard work and dedication. The following details will help to make your day run smoothly. 

    Your RSVP is REQUIRED to participate in Commencement.

    Please note you must RSVP by Friday, June 3 in order to participate in the ceremony. 

    If you were awarded a degree dated September 25, 2021, December 18, 2021 or are pending for March 26, 2022 or June 17, 2022 and have been verified as a degree candidate, you are the class of 2022, apply here

    Graduate check in 

    • 9-10:10 a.m. -  Report to Bluff St/Stevenson Street to check in and pick up your QR Code Card 
    • 10 a.m. - Graduate Line Up
    • 10:30 a.m. - Formal Processional and Ceremony begins
    • 12:30 p.m. - Ceremony Ends

    Before the Ceremony

    Graduates should arrive no later than one hour prior to the start of the ceremony to check in and pick up their QR Code Card. This card will be scanned when you approach the stage to receive your diploma. The registrar’s office will be onsite to direct and assist graduates in lining up for the processional. When the ceremony is ready to begin, graduates will process to the stadium gates. 

    We do ask that purses, bags, coats, and other personal items given to family or friends prior to the ceremony. Cell phones and electronic devices should be silenced or turned off prior to the start of the procession. 

    Due to the ceremony being held at Atwood Stadium flat soled shoes are required for all participants/attendees on the field level. 

    The Ceremony

    The ceremony will last approximately 2 and a ½ hours. The faculty marshal will signal you to stand, one row at a time to come forward to receive your diploma. You will walk to the stage and give your QR Code Card to the name reader. Once your name is called, walk forward across the stage to receive your diploma. 

    A photo will be taken as you receive your diploma. You will then return to your seat. Follow the direction of the faculty marshals for the recessional. 

  • Tickets

    Tickets 

    Graduates will be able to request unlimited tickets for their guests this year. When the site for tickets opens graduates will assign the location (row, section, and seats) for their guests. Seating will be assigned on the day of the event based upon your tickets.

    Only graduating students can request tickets. Tickets are now open for request. Graduating students must log into Kettering's intranet to request tickets.

    Accessible seating will be located on the field level and can be accessed via the South East stadium gate (Gate S)  off of the Atwood Stadium Parking Lot. Guests requesting accessible seating should contact The Office of Events at events@kettering.edu for additional details and ticket requests.

  • Atwood Stadium Information

    Atwood Stadium Information

    Physical Address: 701 University Ave. Flint MI 48504

    A-Z Stadium Policies can be found here

    Permitted Items: 

    • Binoculars, cases are subject to inspection
    • Blankets
    • Cameras 
    • Cell phones 
    • Bags smaller than 12” x 12” x 6” 
    • Rain apparel
    • Seat cushions
    • Small umbrellas used without obstructing others’ view 

    Prohibited Items: 
    As a general rule, any items that obstruct the view of other guests or that can be used as projectiles, that interfere with the comfort of other guests or are deemed inappropriate/hazardous by stadium security are prohibited. 

    Guests are subject to visual inspection of person, parcels, bags, and clothing capable of concealing prohibited items. Changes in national, regional, and campus security may affect security procedures. 

    The following items are not permitted in Atwood Stadium:

    • Alcohol
    • Tobacco, including e-cigarettes and vapor cigarettes
    • Non-service animals 
    • Firearms, weapons, and sharp objects including mace and pepper spray 
    • Bags larger than 12” x 12” x 6”
    • Coolers and containers including bottles and beverage containers 
    • Signs or banners
    • Bicycles 
    • Skateboards
    • Strollers beyond concourse 
    • Noise makers 
    • Large umbrellas 
    • Objects that obstruct others views 
    • Clothing displaying profane or inappropriate symbols or wording 
    • Hazardous materials including but not limited to explosives and fireworks 
    • Laser pointers 
    • Selfie sticks 
    • Trespassing, soliciting, peddling and loitering 
    • Any illegal substances 
    • Any other item or action deemed dangerous or inappropriate 
  • Livestream & Photo

    Livestream & Photo


    Livestream

    The ceremony will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend the ceremony in person. The link will be shared here and via email to graduates prior to Commencement weekend. 

    Photos

    We have hired GradImages® to photograph commencement and to capture each graduate as they are individually recognized. Proofs will be available as soon as 48 hours after the ceremony. To view your proofs online, visit the GradImages® website. If you have any questions related to your photos, contact GradImages® Customer Service Department at (800) 261-2576, online at www.gradimages.com or email giservice@gradimages.net.

  • Gifts & Memorabilia

    Gifts & Memorabilia


    Flowers

    Flowers will be available for purchase at the commencement ceremonies. Additionally, Commencement Flowers provides graduates and guests the opportunity to pre-order product online at www.thecommencementgroup.com/kettering/

    Click here to get Kettering apparel and memorabilia. 

Class of 2022

You received scholarships thanks to alumni before you. Now you can pay it forward with a gift to support fellow bulldogs.

Your donation of $20.22 or more makes a huge impact and earns you a pair of Philanthropy Cords to wear at Commencement.

General Determination is showing off his Philanthropy Cords word at Commencement by those who give to the Senior Class Gift.