Congratulations to the 3,100 students who will receive degrees during five ceremonies May 8-10.

Friday, May 8, 7 p.m.

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education

Elliot GeorgiadisStudent speaker: Elliot Georgiadis, honors, dual major in education and history, summa cum laude.

Meet Elliot.

Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m.

  • College of Health Professions (undergraduate degrees)

Destiny La'Shae HugginsStudent speaker: Destiny Huggins, speech-language pathology and audiology. 

Meet Destiny.

Saturday, May 92 p.m.

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health Professions (graduate degrees)
  • College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

Garrett DowdStudent speaker: Garrett Dowd, honors, mechanical engineering, summa cum laude.

Meet Garrett.

Sunday, May 10, 10 a.m.

  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (undergraduate degrees)

Amanda PuleoStudent speaker: Amanda Puleo, graphic design, magna cum laude.

Meet Amanda.

Sunday, May 102 p.m.

  • College of Applied Science and Technology
  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (graduate degrees)
  • Wayne College

Brian WoodsStudent speaker: Brian Woods, honors, emergency management/homeland security, magna cum laude.

Meet Brian.

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We asked members of the Class of 2015 what's next and what their Akron Experience meant to them.


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.

Here is the GradFest schedule for Spring Commencement ceremonies:

  • Saturday, May 9, 11:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 10, 11:30 a.m.

GradFest at The University of Akron

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