Northeast Ohio will have more college graduates in the area by the time the weekend is over. At least two universities, The University of Akron and Kent State University, are holding Fall Commencement ceremonies.
UA will hand out 1,501 degrees: 201 associate, 925 bachelor's, 344 master's, 40 Juris Doctor and 44 doctoral.
UA is playing up the fact that all three student addresses will be delivered by student-veterans. Everyone is invited to GradFest for music, refreshments and to spend some time with Zippy.
1,963 people will walk away with degrees from Kent State University: 3 educational specialist, 1,531 bachelor's, 370 master's and 59 doctoral.
KSU is turning to an attorney and a university president - both with Kent ties - to deliver keynote addresses. Cleveland attorney Jose C. Feliciano is KSU's President's Ambassador. Dr. Virginia Horvath is the president of the State University of New York at Fredonia.