Celebrating Commencement

The NEOMED 2023 Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 6 to celebrate our Class of 2023 graduates from the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy and Graduate Studies.  Faculty are encouraged to march in the ceremony.


For faculty interested in marching at the May 6 ceremony, we ask that you RSVP and complete the FACULTY RSVP form below by March 3.

No Late RSVP Requests Accepted: Due to the inability to secure regalia for faculty after the March 3rd deadline, we CANNOT ACCEPT any late RSVP requests from faculty unless you have your own regalia.  

 Regalia pick up will be communicated to all faculty who RSVP. Regalia return will be available at E.J. Thomas Hall following the ceremony. 

Questions can be directed to Chris Kovacich in the Nook Bookstore at

Faculty RSVP

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 Student Services before April 22 or 330.325.6735 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. E.J. Thomas Hall directions, parking and map.

Please note that the University of Akron will conduct multiple graduations, with one starting at 9 a.m., in James A. Rhodes Arena near Route 8. We suggest that you use MAIN or MARKET STREET and enter the E.J. Thomas Hall parking lots via downtown to avoid the Route 8 traffic.