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Commencement

School of Dental Medicine

School of Dental Medicine

** All below information pertains to Commencement 2017. Information will be updated in January 2018. 

Commencement Registration and Preparation
School of Dental Medicine

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
 Mid-April
School of Dental Medicine, Registrar’s Office
 
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
School of Dental Medicine
Sunday, May 21, 2017

TimeEventLocationDetails
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 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.
11:45 a.m.
School of Dental Medicine Diploma Ceremony
Cleveland Museum of Art, Gartner Auditorium
11150 East Blvd.

Graduates with immediate family members who are also dentists can elect to have the family member(s) participate in the School of Dental Medicine diploma ceremony. See the information below for more information and to register a family member.

Speaker: Richard W. Valachovic, DMD, MPH - President and CEO of American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and President of the ADEAGies Foundation.

There will be a final class photo immediately following the diploma ceremony.
1:00 p.m.
School of Dental Medicine Reception
Kelvin Smith Library, First Floor
A reception for graduates and their families will be held immediately following the conclusion of the diploma ceremony. Please register for this event >
Before 6:00 p.m.
Rental Cap and Gown Drop Off
University Bookstore,
11451 Euclid Avenue
Following commencement rental regalia should be returned to the University Bookstore, open May 21 until 6:00 p.m.

 

Family Presenters in the School of Dental Medicine Diploma Ceremony

Graduates with immediate family members who are also dentists can elect to have the family member(s) participate in the School of Dental Medicine diploma ceremony. Family members who are dentists can march in the procession and hand the graduate his or her diploma during the ceremony. Graduates may have more than one family presenter, but all presenters must be dentists.

Family presenters MUST be in full academic regalia appropriate to the degree of dentistry, including robe, hood, and cap. If the presenter does not own these items, the graduate must rent them through the university bookstore (216.368.2650). The graduate will be charged for these items. On commencement day, presenters who do not have academic dress or whose academic dress is not appropriate to their degree will not be allowed to march in the procession or present the diploma.

Please contact Tim Whittingham, marshal for the school of Dental Medicine, with any questions related to family presenters. 216.339.0451 or tsw@case.edu.

Contact Information

For information and questions regarding the commencement weekend events please email us at comdental@case.edu.

The School of Dental Medicine’s commencement coordinators are: