Spring 2018 CEREMONIES

Congratulations to the students who will receive degrees this spring. Commencement ceremonies will be held May 11-13. University of Akron President Matthew J. Wilson will deliver the address at each ceremony.

Friday, May 11, 7 p.m.

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
Student Speaker: Carlisle Dejulius, Biomedical Engineering

Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.

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

Student Speaker: Blaire Gray-Harrison, Social Work

Saturday, May 12, 2 p.m. 

  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (­graduate degrees)
  • College of Health Professions (graduate degrees)

Student Speaker: TBA 

Saturday, May 12, 6 p.m. 

  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (under­graduate degrees)

Student Speaker: Bridget Sciscento, History

Sunday, May 13, 10 a.m.

  • College of Business Administration
  • The LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education (graduate degrees)

Student Speaker: Sarah Lucas, double major in Marketing Management and Integrated Marketing Communications

Sunday, May 13, 2 p.m.

  • College of Applied Science and Technology
  • The LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education (under­graduate degrees)
  • Wayne College

Student Speaker: Zachary Michel, double major in AYA Education and History


We asked members of the Class of 2017 what's next and what their Akron Experience meant to them.

SOCIAL: #ForeverAZip

Share your campus memories, favorite photos, and more as we celebrate graduation! Use #ForeverAZip in your tweets and Instagram posts.


Gradfest at The University of AkronGradFest 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.

GradFest at The University of Akron