University of Akron plans for in-person commencement this spring

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AKRON, Ohio (WJW)– The University of Akron said it is planning to hold in-person commencement ceremonies this spring.

The four separate ceremonies, from on May 7 to May 9, will be held at InfoCision Stadium to allow for social distancing amid COVID-19.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to provide an in-person celebration for our graduates and their families,” said President Gary Miller, in a news release on Thursday. “We realize how important a milestone this is in the lives of our graduates, and it was important for us to be able to deliver on our promise to offer an in-person event as soon as we were permitted to do so.”

There will also be a special event for 2020 graduates interested in returning to campus to celebrate. The 2021 graduating class of Akron Law will hold a separate ceremony on May 16.

Tickets will be required and will be limited to four people per graduate. Seating will be assigned. More details will be released later.

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