Buchtel Hall, on the University of Akron campus

Congratulations, graduates!


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Spring 2018 ceremonies

Congratulations to the students who will receive degrees this spring. Commencement ceremonies will be held May 11-13.

Friday, May 11, 7 p.m.

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

Student Speaker: Carlisle Dejulius, Biomedical Engineering, summa cum laude

Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.

  • College of Health Professions (undergraduate degrees)
  • U.S. Army ROTC Cadet Commissioning

Student Speaker: Blaire D. Gray-Harrison, Social Work


Saturday, May 12, 2 p.m. 

  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (­graduate degrees)
  • College of Health Professions (graduate degrees)

Student Speaker: Lisa Lewicki, Doctor of Audiology 


Saturday, May 12, 6 p.m. 

  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (under­graduate degrees)

Student Speaker: Bridget Sciscento, History, summa cum laude

Sunday, May 13, 10 a.m.

  • College of Business Administration
  • The LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education (graduate degrees)

Student Speaker: Sarah Lucas, double major in Marketing Management and Inte­grated Marketing Commun­ications, summa cum laude


Sunday, May 13, 2 p.m.

  • College of Applied Science and Technology
  • The LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education (under­graduate degrees)
  • Wayne College

Student Speaker: Zachary Michel, double major in AYA Education and History

VIDEO | Class of 2018: Looking back, looking ahead

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