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All communication regarding your degree progress and commencement activities
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.
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
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
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.
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
Fall Application Period: 1/1 - 6/1
Spring Application Period: 5/1 - 10/1