School of Dental Medicine

Commencement Registration and Preparation
School of Dental Medicine

Event Date/Time Location Details
Commencement Registration Begins Thursday, March 1
9:00 a.m.
Register online. All students attending any of the commencement ceremonies are required to register by Sunday, April 1, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.
Doctoral Fitting Tuesday, March 6
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 16
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 2018 Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday March 22
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 Sunday, April 1
5:00 p.m. EDT
Register online. 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 11   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 20, 2018

Time Event Location Details
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: Dr. Joseph P. Crowley, President, American Dental Association

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 20 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: