GradFest 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 Fall Commencement ceremonies:
Friday, Dec. 13, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14, 11:30 a.m.
GRADUATES IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Meet Shelby Torre and Jordan Pana,two of the many talented students who have made the most of their years at The University of Akron through hard work in the classroom as well as experiential learning opportunities.
They are among the students chosen to speak on behalf of the Fall Class of 2013 at graduation ceremonies on Dec. 13 and 14. You can read their stories at: Shelby Torre and Jordan Pana.
The University of Akron celebrates the achievements of its newest graduates at commencement ceremonies in May, August and December at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St. President Luis M. Proenza delivers the address at each ceremony.
Graduating veterans wear red, white and blue honor cords with their academic regalia as UA recognizes their service to our country.
Some of the amazing things our graduates will be doing next
Fall 2013 Commencement ceremonies, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Dec. 14, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Friday,Dec. 13, 7 p.m.
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Health Professions
Student speaker: Shelby Torre, honors nursing major
Saturday,Dec. 14, 10 a.m.
Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
Student speaker: Victoria Barrientos, business and organizational communication major
Saturday,Dec. 14, 2 p.m.
College of Business Administration
College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
Student speaker: Jordan Pana, honors, dual major in marketing management and integrated marketing communications