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UPDATED: March 2021

UA planning in-person commencement for May

To celebrate the achievements of its students, The University of Akron is excited to announce a return to in-person commencement ceremonies.

To ensure proper social distancing, the University will hold four separate commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021 on May 7-9, including a special ceremony for 2020 graduates who are interested in returning to campus for the celebratory event.

The 2021 graduating class of Akron Law will hold a separate commencement ceremony on May 16.

All ceremonies will take place outside at InfoCision Stadium.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to provide an in-person celebration for our graduates and their families,” said President Gary L. Miller. “We realize how important a milestone this is in the lives of our graduates, and it was important for us to be able to deliver on our promise to offer an in-person event as soon as we were permitted to do so.”

Tickets will be required for admission and guests will be limited to up to four persons per graduate. Guests will be seated in assigned pods to comply with safety standards. All ceremonies will be livestreamed for remote viewing by those who cannot be in attendance.

Plans for the event are being finalized and details will be posted here and sent to University inboxes.

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