Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel

School of Applied Social Sciences

Important Dates

Saturday, March 1: Commencement Registration Begins

If you are participating in commencement you must participate in both the university convocation and MSASS diploma exercises. All students attending any of the commencement ceremonies are required to register by Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 5 p.m. EDT.

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 fittings.

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

You can purchase and pick up your cap and gown at the Case Western Reserve University Grad Fair at the University Bookstore in Uptown at Euclid and E. 115 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. or contact the University Bookstore in person or by phone at 216.368.2650.

Tuesday, April 1: Registraiton Deadline

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

Friday, April 11: Tickets

Convocation tickets will be mailed to August 2013 and January 2014 graduates. 
 May 2014 graduates can pick up tickets in person from MSASS Room 121.

Friday, May 16

Be sure that all your financial obligations to the university, including outstanding tuition, any parking or library fines, are paid. Diplomas will be withheld until financial obligations are met.

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Sunday, May 18: Commencement Day

8:15 a.m.

Convocation Robing Location and Line Up (MSASS Graduates): MSASS, 3rd Floor


Convocation Robing Location and Line Up (PhD Graduates): School of Graduate Studies, Tomlinson Hall

9:30 a.m.

University Convocation: Veale Center. This is a ticketed event. This ceremony is mandatory for all MSASS graduates

11 a.m.

Doors to Amasa Stone Chapel open for guest seating.

Tickets are required for this ceremony.

12 p.m.

Diploma Ceremony: Amasa Stone Chapel 10940 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Speaker: India Pierce Lee, Program Director for Neighborhoods, Housing, and Community Development at the Cleveland Foundation.

2 p.m.

Reception: MSASS

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Irene Sogg Gross Service Award

Nominations are being accepted for the Irene Sogg Gross Service Award. 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. Download the Nomination Form.

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Contact Information

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

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