Commencement 2021 has been scheduled for May 8, 2021.

The 2021 Commencement ceremony is for fall 2019, spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021 graduates.


Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium
1835 Harrison Ave NW
Canton, OH 44708


The Commencement ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m., graduates are to report at 8:30 a.m.

2021 Graduates have been provided with more detailed information by email (sent 3/2/21 to your Malone email address).

2019-2020 Graduates

To participate in the 2021 Commencement ceremony or to change a previous registration please call the Office of the Registrar at 330-471-8128. The registration form previously used to register has now been closed.

Schedule of Events

(Times and locations are subject to change)

2021 Commencement Brochure

Beginning Tuesday, April 27—caps and gowns available for pick-up

  • An exit interview is REQUIRED prior to picking up your cap and gown. Please complete the exit interview here.
  • Caps and gowns can be picked up in the Alumni Office, located in Suite 100 in the Johnson Center. Call 330-471-8454 if you have questions.

Pick-up Times:

  • Tuesday, April 27 - Thursday, April 29—9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 30—9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 3 - Friday, May 7—9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 7—Baccalaureate

Baccalaureate (for all students) will be held virtually through our Livestream platform and will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Access Livestream

Saturday May, 8—Commencement

Student Check-in/Robing—8:30 a.m.

  • Doors officially open at 8:00 a.m.; check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m.
  • For all students including: traditional undergraduate, degree completion, and graduate
  • Location: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

Commencement Ceremony—10:00 a.m.

  • All students will be recognized during the 10:00 a.m. ceremony (traditional undergraduate, degree completion, graduate)
  • Academic attire REQUIRED, smart casual is recommended. According to the tradition of academic attire, no jewelry or non-academic accessories should be worn on the outside of the robe; no accessories or décor on the cap. Tom Benson HOF Stadium REQUIRES all those walking on the field to wear flat shoes. No heeled shoes are permitted on the field.

Alumni Exit Survey Forms

Graduates, thank you for taking just a few minutes to fill out these quick forms. The Information is required by outside agencies and accrediting authorities for reporting purposes. 

Accommodations for out-of-town guests

Looking for hotels, restaurants for your stay in Canton? We have local partnerships with area establishments. 

Graduation Bouquets

The Office of Parent Relations has made arrangements with Cathy Cowgill Florists to deliver bouquets to Tom Benson Stadium for you to present to your graduate. You may purchase flowers through our office until Wednesday, April 28th.