Celebrating Commencement & The President’s Inauguration

The 2020 Commencement ceremony takes place on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, The University of Akron. In addition, faculty interested in marching at either the 2020 Commencement Ceremony or the Inauguration Ceremony on April 17, 2020 may use the Regalia Order form to order for either or both events.


Please review the following instructions:

Prepare for Commencement

Attending Commencement

Faculty must report early to the Scene Shop (back stage area) of E.J. Thomas Hall. Enter E.J. Thomas Hall through either the Stage Door (blue door to the left of the main glass doors on Hill Street) OR the glass doors from the parking deck into McCormick Lobby. Once inside, follow the signs indicating the location for faculty robing.

Leave valuables at home! Anything left in the Scene Shop (back stage area) while you are at the ceremony may not be attended and secure.

You will be sitting for more than two hours during the ceremony, please consider using the restroom before the processional begins.

Contact the Office of Faculty Relations and Professional Development by April 27 at or 330.325.6768 if you have special needs. We will assist you with special arrangements.

If your attendance plans should change, please contact the Office of Faculty Relations and Professional Development at or 330.325.6768 as soon as possible.

Free parking is available in nearby parking decks and surface lots. Visit E.J. Thomas Hall’s website for directions and a map.


Office of Student Services
Phone: 330.325.6735


Northeast Ohio Medical University