Grad Fair for the Class of 2017

Mark your calendar for the annual Grad Fair on Wednesday, March 8th!  If you are a member of the graduating class of 2017, please plan to attend.

At the Grad Fair, you will be able to

  • order your Commencement cap, gown, and hood as well as other Commencement items
  • meet with Dean Fuller and the Student Services Team for a final audit of your degree clearance for your degree
  • have your professional head shot photo taken if you did not do so before exams in the fall 2016 semester
  • meet with the Career Planning office
  • pick up your Character Certificate if you have not already done so
  • ask any questions you may have!

Akron Law Grad Fair –     Wednesday, March 8,    2:30 – 6:30 pm,     McDowell Law Center

Please email Mary Cooke at with any questions. Thank you!

Are you planning to graduate in Spring 2017?

If you are planning to graduate in Spring 2017 you can apply for Graduation now.  Please visit MyAkron and follow these simple instructions.  The deadline to apply for Spring 2017 graduation is October 1, 2016.

If you want to set up an advising appointment please feel free to contact Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Brian Fuller at or Assistant Director of Student Affairs Misty Franklin at

Summer Grades

Here is the schedule for when summer grades will be posted for students to review:

Summer 5 week 2: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Summer 10 week: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Second Summer Intersession: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

2016 Class Gift: Have You Contributed to the Class Gift Yet?

Remember, everyone who contributes to the Student Emergency Fund will be recognized in the Graduation Packet, which will be distributed at Commencement. Similarly, those who contribute will also be recognized on the Akron Law Honor Roll of Donors, which is distributed annually to all alumni.

Again, this is our, the Class of 2016, way of leaving the Akron Law community in a far better place than when we started. There is no time commitment, or a huge monetary commitment for that matter. We are simply asking you to give what you can and ask a colleague to do the same. Donating to the Fund is just as simple. One can donate by: (a) check payable to UA School of Law, with “Student Emergency Fund” noted on the memo line; (b) completing a credit card donation form; or (c) giving online at Please direct checks or credit card payments to the attention of Lia Evans, Director of Alumni and Development, at the School of Law. If giving online, follow the link and click “Gift a Gift” under the Law heading. Please be sure to direct the gift to the “Student Emergency Fund.”

The deadline was April 29, but because we are getting this notice out later than usual, students will have until the week before graduation to contribute to the Fund to get their names placed in the Graduation Packet at Commencement.

Graduating Fall 2016? APPLY NOW!

Are you poised to complete your degree at the end of this Fall 2016?  Submit your Graduation Application NOW via My Akron.

December Candidates (Fall 2016) Graduation Application Deadline: May 1, 2016  

For students intending to graduate at the end of Spring 2017, the window to apply opens May 1, 2016.

  • May Candidates: May 1, 2016 to October 1, 2016 for Spring 2017
    • For May 2017 degree conferral
    • May Graduation Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Student Services Assistant Director Misty Franklin ( or Manager Liz Wascak (