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Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Commencement Registration and Preparation
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

EventDate / TimeLocationDetails
Commencement Registration Begins
Wednesday, March 1
9:00 a.m.
Registration is closed.
All students attending any of the commencement ceremonies are required to register by Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.
Doctoral Fitting
Thursday, March 2
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
School of Law
Graduates can be measured for their regalia and can register to participate in commencement ceremonies.
Doctoral Fitting
Friday, March 17
8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center, Main Floor
Graduates can be measured for their regalia and can register to participate in commencement ceremonies.
Grad Fair 2017
Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
University Bookstore
Graduates can visit the Grad Fair to take care of their graduation planning and celebration needs. View details for Grad Fair >
Commencement Registration Deadline
Saturday, April 1
5:00 p.m. EDT 
Registration is closed.
Deadline for registering to participate in commencement ceremonies.
Convocation Ticket Pick Up
Beginning on Monday, April 24
Mandel School
Room 140
May 2017 graduates can pick up convocation tickets in person. Convocation tickets will be mailed to August 2016 and January 2017 graduates who registered for commencement. No tickets are required for the Diploma Ceremony.
Fee Payment Deadline
Friday, May 5
 
Be sure that all your financial obligations to the university, including outstanding tuition and any parking or library fines, are paid. Diplomas will be withheld until financial obligations are met.

 

Commencement Day Schedule
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Sunday, May 21, 2017

TimeEventLocationDetails
8:00 a.m.
Convocation Robing and Line Up (Graduates)
  • Master's Graduates: Mandel School
  • PhD Graduates: School of Graduate Studies, Tomlinson Hall
Master's Graduates line up at Mandel School. PhD Graduates line up with School of Graduate Studies at Tomlinson Hall.
9:30 a.m.
University Convocation
Veale Convocation Center
This is a ticketed event. This convocation is mandatory for all Mandel School graduates.
11:00 a.m.
Diploma Ceremony Doors Open (Guests)
Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center
1855 Ansel Road, Cleveland
Doors to Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center open for guest seating. Tickets are not required for the Diploma Ceremony.
11:45 a.m.
Diploma Ceremony
Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center
1855 Ansel Road, Cleveland
Speaker: Darla Spence Coffey, Council on Social Work Education President and Chief Executive Officer  
1:30 p.m.
Reception
Mandel School
Reception to be held immediately following the Diploma Ceremony at the Mandel School. Please register your guests in the questionnaire > 

 

Irene Sogg Gross Service Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Irene Sogg Gross Service Award (PDF). 

This award was established by Milton Gross to honor the memory of his wife, a MSASS graduate in the class of 1940. It is given to a member of the graduating class, chosen by his or her peers, “in recognition of outstanding interest and accomplishments in the areas of humanitarian service.” A plaque and a small cash award will be presented at the commencement ceremonies to the student named by his or her classmates.

Graduate Diploma Ceremony Speaker Nomination

Graduates can nominate a classmate to speak on behalf of the Class of 2017 at the Diploma Ceremony by completing this form: Graduation Student Speaker Nomination (PDF). 

Contact Information

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Commencement Coordinator is Debra A. Fields, 216.368.2101, daf3@case.edu.