Graduating Class Composite Photo Opportunity – April 6th

ATTN: December Graduates and May Graduation Candidates

With changes here at the law school, we have had difficulty with scheduling the class composite photo sittings for graduating students. Please SAVE THE DATE for April 6th, from 2pm to 6pm for the last-chance photo sittings. Just stop by – no appointments necessary. It takes approximately 5 minutes per student. Location: Law Library 3rd floor near the office of Student Services.

There is no cost for participating in this class composite and I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. You will be required to choose one proof for the Class Composite. I will provide you with a digital copy of all the proofs and instructions will be given to notify me of your chosen proof number for the composite photo. A full-size digital file of the proof you choose will be yours to keep. If you wish to order a copy of the Class Composite, you may bring a check made payable to The University of Akron in the amount of $30 at the time of your sitting, or you may order a copy of the Class Composite at a later date through the Student Services Office.


  • It is required that you wear a dark (Navy, Black, Dark Grey, Dark Brown) suit for a professional appearance and a coordinated look for your Class Composite Photo. 

Attention: Students Taking the Ohio Bar Exam in February 2016

If you plan to take the Ohio Bar Exam in February 2016, this is for you!

Your application must be at the Supreme Court of Ohio offices by November 2, 2015.

Part of your application is your Character Certificate, provided by the School of Law.  If you have not yet requested your Character Certificate, you must do so right away by emailing Mary Cooke at

If you plan to take another state’s bar exam, please email Mary ( that information as well.

Thank you!

Open House Advising: May 2016 Graduation Clearance

Assistant Dean of Law Student Affairs Ivy Banks and Manager Liz Wascak will be stationed in the law school atrium for a Graduation Advising ‘Open House’ during the following dates and times:

  • Monday, September 28th 12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 29th 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Stop by and receive answers to your graduation questions like:

  • How do I apply? – Deadline is Thursday, October 1, 2015
  • What do I still need to take?
  • What about my certificate?

Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) audits can also be reviewed with you.

Please come by the atrium and see us. We hope to see you!


Reminder for GRADUATES

Reminder if you plan to walk at commencement: Please purchase your regalia from the Polsky bookstore ASAP.


If you are borrowing your regalia from a 2009-2014 Akron Law grad, please turn in the hood to me no later than 5pm on Friday, April 24th.

Please contact me directly with any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you,

Anthony Colucci
Asst. Dir., Admissions

Weren’t able to attend the Grad Fair? Here’s what you missed!

If you were unable to make it to the Grad Fair on the 11th, don’t worry! You can purchase your Cap, Gown, Tassel, and Hood at the Polsky Bookstore up until the week before Commencement. If you are out of state, and will not have a chance to purchase in person, please contact me directly.

If you plan to borrow your regalia, please let me know. Also, you will need to make sure I receive the Hood by April 24th. A photo of the hood is below for your reference. You may only borrow from Akron Law graduates from 2009-2014 as styles have changed from previous years. Please make sure you receive four pieces: A cap, a tassel, a hood, and a robe, see image of parts below for your reference.

Please visit the Commencement Page on the website which has a lot of helpful information for you and your friends and family as you make plans for the big day. Please look it over and contact me with any questions.

If you have any questions that are not addressed on the website or in this post, please feel free to contact me directly and I’ll be happy to assist.

Thank you,

Anthony Colucci | Assistant Director of Admissions
The University of Akron School of Law
Akron, OH  44325-2901
T: 330.972.6364


Hood '15 Regalia Parts