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Congratulations, Class of 2014!


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 Spring Commencement ceremonies:

  • Friday, May 9, 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 10, 11:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 11, 11:30 a.m.


You can still share your photos and messages with us on social media for the Fall Class of 2013 at #uakrongrad13


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 were 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.

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May Commencement

The University of Akron will celebrate the achievements of its newest graduates at commencement ceremonies May 9-11 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.

Commencement ceremonies for the Spring Class of 2014 are scheduled May 9 at 7 p.m., May 10 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and May 11 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Friday, May 9, 7 p.m.

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Engineering

Student speaker: Gabrielle (Gabby) Dimengo, honors, double major in finance and accounting, summa cum laude

Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m.

  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (undergraduate degrees)

Student speaker: Stephen McNulty, biology, pre-med concentration, magna cum laude

Saturday, May 10, 2 p.m.

  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (graduate degrees)
  • Summit College

Student speaker: Molly Raspopovich, respiratory therapy technology, magna cum laude   

Sunday, May 11, 10 a.m.

  • College of Education
  • Wayne College
  • College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

Student speaker: Bryan (Beau) Gannon, honors, double major in AYA Language Arts and English, cum laude

Sunday, May 11, 2 p.m.

  • College of Health Professions

Student speaker: Veronica Liebchen, double major in dietetics and sociology, magna cum laude

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