The University of Toledo is celebrating the Class of 2023 with multiple commencement ceremonies throughout the weekend.
The graduation celebrations begin Friday, May 5, with the doctoral hooding and graduate commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. in Savage Arena. There are 791 candidates for doctoral, education specialist and master’s degrees as well as graduate certificates.
The undergraduate spring commencement ceremonies will be at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in Savage Arena. UToledo alumna Elyse Chengery, a news anchor and reporter covering southwest Florida at WFTX-TV Fox 4, will be the keynote speaker. There are 1,749 candidates for undergraduate degrees — 1,672 bachelor’s and 77 associate’s candidates.
The 9 a.m. ceremony recognizes graduates of the colleges of Arts and Letters, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Nursing; and Health and Human Services. The 1 p.m. ceremony recognizes graduates of the John B. and Lillian E Neff College of Business, Judith Herb College of Education, College of Engineering and University College.
The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will host its commencement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in Savage Arena.
The College of Law will host its commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in Nitschke Auditorium. Candice Kline, a partner at Saul Ewing LLP focusing on bankruptcy and restructuring situations and commercial litigation, will be the keynote speaker.
In two weeks, the College of Medicine and Life Sciences will hold its commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, May 19, in Savage Arena. Dr. David R. Williams, an internationally recognized social scientist whose research has illustrated the negative effects that racial discrimination has on health, will deliver the commencement address.
Parking permits are not needed to park on campus through Sunday, May 7, for guests to visit for Commencement events and to assist students with moving out of the residence halls. While parking will not be enforced for permit violations, it will continue for spaces that are reserved, disabled, metered and patient parking, and areas where there is no overnight parking permitted.
It is recommended that students who are graduating use parking areas 5 and 6 near Savage Arena for graduation ceremonies. More information on parking for Commencement and move out is available on the ParkUToledo website.