SPRING 2016 CEREMONIES
Congratulations to the students who will receive degrees this spring. UA has five ceremonies scheduled — one on May 13, two on May 14 and two on May 15.
Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.
Guest Speaker: U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci
Student Speaker: Maggie Johnson, social work, summa cum laude
- College of Health Professions (undergraduate degrees)
- U.S. Army ROTC Cadet Commissioning
Saturday, May 14, 2 p.m.
Guest Speaker: U.S. Sen. Rob Portman
Student Speaker: Stephen Zuravel, mechanical engineering technology
- College of Applied Science and Technology
- College of Health Professions (graduate degrees)
- Wayne College
Sunday, May 15, 10 a.m.
Guest Speaker: Lynn Cavalier ’81, chief human resources officer at FirstEnergy
Student Speaker: Sofia Chinchilla, Williams Honors Scholar, biomedical engineering, summa cum laude
- Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (graduate degrees)
- College of Engineering
Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m.
Guest Speaker: State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes
Student Speaker: Michael Vale, psychology, summa cum laude
- Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (undergraduate degrees)
- College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
GRADUATES: WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
We asked members of the Class of 2016 what's next and what their Akron Experience meant to them.
GradFest 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 14 and Sunday, May 15 from noon to 1 p.m.