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Grad Fair + Doc Fittings

Grad Fair + Doc Fittings

Grad Fair 2017

Dates: Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30, 2017 
Time: 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 
Location: University Bookstore in Uptown 

Grad Fair 2017 is Case Western Reserve University's official "one stop shop" for all graduation information, services and products. Students can visit Grad Fair to take care of their graduation planning and celebration needs, purchase their cap and gown, and sign up to participate in commencement ceremonies. Exhibits from various vendors and university departments will be located in the University Bookstore.

At the Grad Fair, graduates can:

  • Register online for commencement ceremonies
  • Purchase their regalia (cap and gown)
  • Order customized commencement announcements
  • Learn more about The Alumni Association
  • Select and order a class ring
  • Purchase a frame for their diploma
  • Make a donation to the Senior Class Gift

All students earning bachelor's or master's degrees are encouraged to attend Grad Fair during March 29-30 to purchase their cap and gown. Bachelor's and master's regalia will remain available for purchase at the bookstore until the end of April. 

Students earning a professional or doctoral degree may rent or purchase regalia. This selection is made during the commencement sign up process. They may attend a Doctoral Fitting on March 2 or 17, or attend the Grad Fair during March 29-30 if they wish to be measured for a custom regalia purchase. Professional and doctoral regalia will be ready for pick up/payment at the University Bookstore during May 15-20. 

View the Cap + Gown page or contact the University Bookstore at 216.368.2650 or 800.825.2650 to learn more about regalia. 

Doctoral Fitting Days

Doctoral Fittings are events open to all professional and doctoral students (PhD, JD, SJD, MD, DNP, DMD, DM and DMA graduates).  At the Doctoral Fittings professional and doctoral degree candidates can register to participate in commencement ceremonies and have their regalia measurements taken. Representatives from the University Bookstore and the Commencement Office will be on hand to assist students with their graduation planning and celebration needs. 

Students earning a professional or doctoral degree may opt to rent or purchase regalia. This selection is made during the commencement registration process. Professional and doctoral regalia will be ready for pick up/payment at the University Bookstore during May 15-20. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017 
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 
School of Law, Gund Hall, Student Lounge (Upper Level) 

OR  

Friday, March 17, 2017
8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center, Main Floor

University Bookstore Hours

The University Bookstore regular hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

During the week of commencement, the University Bookstore hours will be as follows:

  • Monday, May 15-Thursday, May 18: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 19: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 20: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 21: 8:00 a.m.-6:00p.m.