commencement

Questions? Contact us at graduation@uakron.edu.

All communication regarding your degree progress and commencement activities
will be sent to your UA e-mail account.

All financial obligations to The University of Akron must be reconciled prior to degree candidacy, i.e., commencement program notation, ceremony attendance and degree conferral.


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Instructions

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Instructions


For Fall 2015 graduates

Once all degree requirements have been verified as successfully completed and all financial obligations have been verified as reconciled, your degree will be posted and your diploma will be mailed to your DIPLOMA address (or to your HOME address if a DIPLOMA address has not been added).  Diplomas will be mailed routinely between January 4 and February 1, 2016.

If applicable, communication regarding any outstanding academic and/or financial issues will be sent to your UA email account. Please note that all outstanding issues must be cleared by Friday, January 29, 2016, in order for a degree to be posted for fall 2015.

If you need an official academic transcript that includes your degree, request it from the University Registrar home page. In the weeks following the commencement ceremony, degrees will be awarded on a rolling basis. If you are unsure if your degree has been posted, you may wish to request an unofficial transcript and review the “degrees awarded” section to see the status.


For undergraduate students

The last day to apply for spring 2016 graduation was Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  If you missed the deadline, see your College Dean to determine if late application is possible.

If you plan to finish your undergraduate degree (baccalaureate or associate) requirements at the end of summer 2016, the last day to apply for graduation is Friday, April 1, 2016.


For graduate students

If you plan to finish your graduate degree or graduate certificate requirements at the end of spring 2016, the last day to apply for graduation is Tuesday, March 1, 2016. 


Spring Commencement 2016

May 13-15, 2016

Graduate Degree and Certificate Application Period: 6/1/15 - 3/1/16

Undergraduate Degree (baccalaureate and associate) Application Period: 6/1/15 - 12/1/15

Degree Candidate Information

Ceremony RSVP (online submission period: 1/4/16-5/1/16)

Summer Commencement 2016

August 20, 2016

Graduate Degree and Certificate Application Period: 9/1/15 - 7/1/16

Undergraduate Degree (baccalaureate and associate) Application Period: 9/1/15 - 4/1/16

Degree Candidate Information

Ceremony RSVP (online submission period: 1/4/16 - 8/7/16)


Purchase cap & gown or DVD

Purchase caps and gowns: Order via Barnes & Noble on the web.

Commencement DVD order

Fall Commencement 2015

December 18-19, 2015

Graduate Degree and Certificate Application Period:  1/1/15 - 10/1/15

Undergraduate Degree (baccalaureate and associate) Application Period: 1/1/15 - 7/1/15

Degree Candidate Information

Ceremony RSVP (online submission period: 9/8/15 - 11/29/15)


School of Law Commencement

Deadlines and details

Fall Application Period: 1/1 - 6/1

Spring Application Period: 5/1 - 10/1