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All communication regarding your degree progress and commencement activities
All financial obligations to The University of Akron must be reconciled prior to degree candidacy, i.e., commencement program notation, ceremony attendance and degree conferral.
For Fall 2016 degree candidates:
A final audit of your academic record and student financial account will be conducted on or after Monday, January 2, 2017. After all degree requirements have been verified as successfully completed and all financial obligations have been verified as reconciled, your degree will be posted and your diploma will be mailed to your DIPLOMA address. If we do not have a diploma address for you at the time of mailing, your diploma will be mailed to your HOME address. To ensure that your diploma is mailed to the correct address, make any necessary corrections to your DIPLOMA (and/or home) address via My Akron by Friday, December 30, 2016.
If applicable, communication regarding any outstanding academic and/or financial issues will be sent to your UA email account. Please note that all outstanding issues must be cleared by Friday, January 27, 2017, in order for a degree to be posted for fall 2017.
Details on the process for requesting both official and unofficial transcripts can be found on the University Registrar's transcript website.
For undergraduate students
The last day to apply for fall 2016 graduation was Friday, July 1, 2016. If you missed the deadline, see your College Dean to determine if late application is possible.
The last day to apply for spring 2017 graduation is Thursday, December 1, 2016.
For graduate students
The last day to apply for fall 2016 graduation is Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
The last day to apply for spring 2017 graduation is Saturday, April 1, 2017.
Spring Commencement 2017
May 12-14, 2017
Graduate Degree and Certificate Application Period: 6/1/16 - 4/1/17
Undergraduate Degree (baccalaureate and associate) Application Period: 6/1/16 - 12/1/16
Ceremony RSVP (online submission period: 12/19/16 - 4/30/17)
Summer Commencement 2016
August 20, 2016
Graduate Degree and Certificate Application Period: 9/1/15 - 7/1/16
Undergraduate Degree (baccalaureate and associate) Application Period: 9/1/15 - 4/1/16
Ceremony RSVP (online submission period: 5/16/16 - 7/7/16)
Academic Regalia (cap & gown)
Fall Commencement 2016
December 16-17, 2016
Graduate Degree and Certificate Application Period: 1/1/16 - 11/1/16
Undergraduate Degree (baccalaureate and associate) Application Period: 1/1/16 - 7/1/16
Ceremony RSVP (online submission period: 8/22/16 - 12/4/16)
School of Law Commencement
Fall Application Period: 1/1 - 5/1
Spring Application Period: 5/1 - 10/1