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2014 Commencement Ceremonies

The University of Akron will celebrate the achievements of the Summer Class of 2014 at commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and those of the Fall Class of 2014 on Friday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St.

The speaker for both ceremonies will be Dr. Scott L. Scarborough, who will be delivering his first commencement addresses since joining The University of Akron on July 1 as its 16th president.

Graduating veterans wear red, white and blue honor cords with their academic regalia as UA recognizes their service to our country.


Summer Commencement 

Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m.

  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
  • College of Applied Science and Technology

Student speaker: Angela DelBrocco, B.A. in Business and Organizational Communications

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2 p.m.

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health Professions
  • Wayne College

Student speaker: Ashley N. Ackelson, B.S. in Accounting, summa cum laude 


Fall Commencement 

Friday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m.

  • College of Applied Science and Technology
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m.

  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m.

  • College of Education
  • College of Health Professions
  • Wayne College

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GradFest celebration

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 Summer Commencement ceremonies:

  • Saturday, Aug. 16,  11:30 a.m.

Here is the GradFest schedule for Fall Commencement ceremonies:

  • Friday, Dec. 12, 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m.

Graduates in the spotlight

Meet Gabrielle Dimengo, and Stephen McNulty, 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 Spring Class of 2014 at graduation ceremonies May 9-11. You can read their stories at Gabrielle Dimengo and Stephen McNulty.



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