Dental Medicine

All students are required to RSVP for the Commencement Reception. Also, graduates with immediate family members who are also dentists can elect to have that family member or members participate in the School of Dental Medicine Diploma Ceremony.

Important Dates

Saturday, March 1: Commencement Registration Begins

All students attending any of the commencement ceremonies are required to register by Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 5 p.m. EDT Register now for commencement.

Wednesday, March 5: Doctoral Fitting

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Gund Hall, School of Law

Friday, March 21: Doctoral Fitting

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building, School of Medicine. View details for doctoral fitting.

Wednesday-Thursday, March 26-27: Grad Fair 2014

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

University Bookstore Uptown at Euclid and E. 115

Grad Fair 2014 is Case Western Reserve University’s official “one stop shop” for all graduation information, services and products and promises “no hassle for your tassel” to members of the class of 2014 while you save time, money and begin your commencement celebration.View details for Grad Fair.

Tuesday, April 1: Registration Deadline

5 p.m. EDT Deadline for registering to participate in commencement online at the commencement website.

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Sunday, May 18: Commencement Day

8:15 a.m.

Convocation Robing and Line Up (graduates): Main Clinic Lobby, School of Dental Medicine

9:30 a.m.

University Convocation: Veale Convocation Center

Convocation for all university graduates will be held in Veale Convocation Center at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony includes the presentation of honorary degrees, a commencement address and the conferring of degrees by the president of the university. No diplomas are presented to graduates at this ceremony. This is a ticketed event. Graduates must register by Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 5 p.m. EDT to receive tickets. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Registrar’s Office in the School of Dental Medicine in mid-April.

11:15 a.m.

Diploma Ceremony: Cleveland Museum of Art - Gartner Auditorium

The School of Dental Medicine diploma ceremony will be held at Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio.

Speaker: Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H.
President and CEO American Dental Education Association

There will be a final class photo immediately following the ceremony

1:00 p.m.

Reception: Kelvin Smith Library - 1st Floor, immediately following the conclusion of the diploma ceremony.

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Contact Information

For information and questions regarding the commencement weekend events please email us at
The School of Dental Medicine’s commencement coordinators are:
Dorothy Caplin 216.368.3266 or email:
Barbara Sciulli 216.368.3256 or email:
Cheryl Silas 216.368.6136 or email:

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