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Buchtel Hall, on the University of Akron campus

Congratulations, graduates!


Spring 2020 ceremonies

Congratulations to the students who will receive degrees this spring. The University of Akron will host spring commencement ceremonies in E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Friday, May 8, at 6 p.m.; Saturday, May 9, at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and Sunday, May 10, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Friday, May 8, 6 p.m.

  • College of Engineering (undergraduate degrees)


Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m. 

  • College of Health Professions (undergraduate degrees)
  • U.S. Army ROTC Cadet Commissioning

Saturday, May 9, 2 p.m.

  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (humanities and social sciences divisions)
  • College of Engineering (graduate degrees)
  • College of Health Professions (graduate degrees)
  • College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

Saturday, May 9, 6 p.m. 

  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (fine arts and natural sciences divisions and Multidisciplinary Studies)

Sunday, May 10, 10 a.m. 

  • College of Applied Science and Technology
  • Wayne College

Sunday, May 10, 2 p.m. 

  • The LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education
  • College of Business Administration

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GradFest celebration

A student with his family at Gradfest at The University of AkronGradFest is a celebration for the graduates, their families and friends following each ceremony on the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall plaza.

It features music, refreshments and photo ops with Zippy, our mascot.

Two graduates during GradFest at The University of Akron