Akron Law Commencement 2015

May 17th, 2 p.m.

The Deans, Faculty, Staff and your Akron Law Alumni Association look forward to congratulating you and your family.


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When: Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2 p.m.
Where: E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall (EJT).
Speaker: TBA
Candidate Arrival: 12:45 p.m. at the Main Entrance Doors on Hill Street.
Attire: Professional attire is requested.  Wear Robe and Tam upon arrival. Have a guest hold personal items such as purses or suit coats.  Personal items are not to be left in the line-up area during the ceremony.

  • ONLY Pro Bono Cords and Honors Medallions issued by Akron Law may be worn.

Registration: Held in the lobby of EJT — Final instructions on the line of march and seating will be given at registration.

  • There is no rehearsal.
  • All candidates are required to remain for the entire ceremony.


  • Tickets are not required. Graduates may invite any number of guests.


  • There is no ticketing on the day of Commencement. Graduates and their guests may park in any of the lots or decks near EJT.


  • Theater doors open at 1 p.m. Guests should be seated by 1:45 p.m.
  • Handicapped guests who require special seating arrangements should notify Melissa Paul of EJT at 330.972.6316.


  • When: Immediately following ceremony until approximately 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Goodrich & Robertson Lobbies of EJT.
  • Who May Attend: All invited guests of graduates.


  • Do not carry a copy of the program with you in the line of March.
  • A copy of the Law Commencement Program will be distributed to all students following the ceremony.

Cap & Gown Order

  • Attend the Grad Fair in the Law School Atrium to purchase your Regalia and other Graduation items. March 11th, from 2:30pm to 6:30pm.
    • Approximate cost to purchase complete regalia (gown, hood, tam, & tassel): $140 + tax.
  • Robe & Tam are to be worn upon arrival to the Commencement ceremony.
  • Hood will be given to you during the ceremony.
  • If you are borrowing your regalia, you may only borrow from an Akron Law graduate from 2009 - 2014 as styles have changed from previous years. Make sure the hood is given to Mr. Anthony Colucci, 136G, no later than April 24th. The Dean's Office Receptionist will have a card to attach your name to your hood.

Financial Obligations

  • All financial obligations due the Cashier’s Office and/or Library must be reconciled prior to degree conferral.
  • Keys issued in your name must be returned before the end of exam period to Anthony Colucci.


  • For those who have ordered a class composite, it will be mailed by early Fall.
  • Commencement  Photos: If you are marching, your photo will be taken as you are hooded and again while being congratulated by President Scott L. Scarborough. GradImages will contact you directly by mail or by email.

Exit Interview

  • All graduating students need to sign up in the Career Planning and Placement Office for a mandatory 10-15 minute exit interview.  (330-972-5321)
  • Return your address verification, Bar Fellowship Application, and completed NALP Employment Questionnaire to the CPPO at the time of your exit interview. Also bring your completed Senior Survey for a chance to win a prize!

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