Congratulations to the students who will receive degrees this fall. UA has three ceremonies scheduled — on Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. 

  • College of Business Administration
  • The LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education
  • College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

Student speaker: Richard D. Angeletti III, Williams Honors Scholar, B.S. in Accounting and B.A. in Economics.

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Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. 

  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences 
  • U.S. Army ROTC Cadet Commissioning

Student speaker: Christopher Ross, B.S. in Biology.

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Saturday, Dec. 17, 2 p.m. 

  • College of Applied Science and Technology 
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health Professions
  • Wayne College 

Student speaker: Bradley Ruhaak, Williams Honors Scholar, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

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We asked members of the Class of 2016 what's next and what their Akron Experience meant to them.

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Gradfest at The University of AkronGradFest is a celebration for the graduates, their families and friends at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.

It features music, refreshments and photo ops with Zippy, UA's loveable mascot.

Here is the GradFest schedule for Summer Commencement ceremonies:

  • Friday, Dec. 16, 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday,Dec. 16, noon to 1 p.m.

GradFest at The University of Akron