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Buchtel Hall, on the University of Akron campus

Congratulations, graduates!


FALL 2018 ceremonies

Congratulations to the students who will receive degrees this fall. Commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.

  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
  • College of Applied Science and Technology
  • Wayne College
  • U.S. Army ROTC Cadet Commissioning

Student speaker: Bayann Al-Khalilee, B.A. in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics, magna cum laude


Saturday, Dec. 15, 1:30 p.m. 

  • College of Engineering
  • The LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Health Professions

Student speaker: Peyton Zachrich, B.B.A. in Financial Management, summa cum laude

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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