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Buchtel Hall, on the University of Akron campus

Congratulations, graduates!


Spring 2019 ceremonies

Congratulations to the students who will receive degrees this spring. Commencement ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m.; Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and Sunday, May 12, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Friday, May 10, 6 p.m.

  • The LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education
  • College of Business Administration

Student speaker: Sara Caris, BBA in Human Resources Management


Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. 

  • College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
  • College of Health Professions (graduate degrees)
  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (natural sciences division and Interdisciplinary Studies)
  • Wayne College
  • U.S. Army ROTC Cadet Commissioning

Student speaker: Tyler Hicks, B.S. in Biology


Saturday, May 11, 2 p.m.

  • College of Engineering (graduate degrees)
  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (social sciences, humanities and fine arts divisions)

Student speaker: Rachel Steer, B.A. in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics


Saturday, May 11, 6 p.m. 

  • College of Engineering (undergraduate degrees)

Student speaker: Taylor Verba, B.S. in Biomedical Engineering - Biomechanics Track


Sunday, May 12, 10 a.m. 

  • College of Health Professions (undergraduate degrees)

Student speaker: Alaina Gent, B.S. in Exercise Science


Sunday, May 12, 2 p.m. 

  • College of Applied Science and Technology

Student speaker: Claudia JudeleB.S. in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

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GradFest celebration

A student with his family at Gradfest at The University of AkronGradFest is a celebration for the graduates, their families and friends following each ceremony on the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall plaza.

It features music, refreshments and photo ops with Zippy, our mascot.

Two graduates during GradFest at The University of Akron