Weatherhead School of Management

Students receiving these degrees participate in the Weatherhead School of Management commencement activities: 

  • DM: Doctor of Management
  • MACC: Master of Accountancy
  • MBA: Master of Business Administration
  • MSM-F: Master of Science in Management with a Specialization in Finance
  • MSM-ORSC: Master of Science in Management with a Specialization in Operations Research and Supply Chain Management
  • MSM-HC: Master of Science in Management with a Specialization in Healthcare
  • MSM-BA: Master of Science in Management with a Specialization in Business Analytics
  • MPOD: Master of Science in Positive Organization Development and Change

Additional information is available below, and also on the Weatherhead School of Management website

Commencement Registration and Preparation
Weatherhead School of Management

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 Saturday, April 1, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.
RSVP to WSOM Graduation Celebration March 1 - April 15 RSVP online beginning March 1. RSVP to graduation celebration by April 15, 2018.
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.
Weatherhead Grad Fair Wednesday, April 11
2:00-6:00 p.m. 
Peter B. Lewis Building, Key Cafe - Glass Lounge This fair allows students to gather information pertaining to commencement activities. Convocation and diploma ceremony tickets will be available for pick up. University Bookstore will be on-site to sell regalia.
Convocation & Diploma Ceremony Ticket Pick Up Begins April 12 Graduate Student Services Office (Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 150) Convocation and diploma ceremony tickets will be available for pick up from Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. only. All envelopes not picked up will be available on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in the Graduate Student Services Office (PBL 150) starting at 7:30 a.m.
Class of 2018 Graduation Reception Friday, April 20
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Peter B. Lewis Building Reception for students of the graduating class. Register online.
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.
Doctor of Management Graduation Reception Saturday, May 19
4:00-6:30 p.m.
Dively Pavilion This reception is open to the families and friends of DM graduates, current DM students, faculty, advisors and guests. For additional information about the event, contact Sue Nartker at 216.368.1943 or san2@case.edu.

Commencement Day Schedule
Weatherhead School of Management
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Time  Event Location Details
8:15 a.m. Convocation Robing and Line Up (Graduates) Peter B. Lewis Building Lounge A light breakfast will be provided.
8:45 a.m. Processional march to Veale Convocation Center (Graduates) Peter B. Lewis Building to Veale Convocation Center Weatherhead faculty marshals will lead the procession of students from the Peter B. Lewis Building to the Veale Convocation Center. Ticketed guests are requested to report directly to the Veale Convocation Center for seating. 
9:30 a.m. University Convocation Veale Convocation Center This is a ticketed event. Convocation is for all graduating students of Case Western Reserve University. Each student can receive a maximum of two guest tickets. Guests not seated by 9:15 a.m. will be asked to wait until after the procession clears the aisles.
12:45-1:15 p.m. Graduate Check-In Peter B. Lewis Building Lobby Weatherhead graduates are requested to check-in at the Peter B. Lewis Building Lobby, and proceed to respective rooms for line up.
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Graduate Line Up Peter B. Lewis Building Lobby Access to the Peter B. Lewis Building will be restricted to graduating students only during this time. 
2:00 p.m. Doors Open for Guests Severance Hall Doors open to guests at Severance Hall.

Please note that only ticketed guests will be allowed to enter. Registered students will receive up to 4 tickets for the event.
2:10 p.m. Procession to Severance Hall from Peter B. Lewis Building Peter B. Lewis Building to Severance Hall  Weatherhead faculty marshals will lead the procession of students from the Peter B. Lewis Building to Severance Hall. Ticketed guests are requested to report directly to Severance Hall for seating.  
2:30 p.m. Weatherhead Diploma Ceremony Severance Hall

Speaker: Rex Tibbens, former Chief Operating Officer of Lyft

This is a ticketed event. Each student registered for the event will receive up to 4 tickets. Graduating students do not need a ticket for themselves. 

4:30-5:30 p.m. Dessert Reception Peter B. Lewis Building The Weatherhead School of Management will host a dessert reception for graduates, family and friends to celebrate the success and achievements of the newest alumni of the Weatherhead School of Management. 
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.

Commencement Regalia

You can purchase and pick up your cap and gown at the University Bookstore in Uptown at Euclid and E. 115. You can also contact the University Bookstore by phone at 216.368.2650. 

Photographs

Grad Images is the official photographer for the Weatherhead Diploma Ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Severance Hall. Each student receiving a diploma from the Dean will be photographed. Students will be able to purchase photos a few days after the event and will receive information to their CWRU emails. Family members and guests are encouraged to remain seated and enjoy the ceremony.

Special Accommodations for Graduates and Guests

If you require any special accommodations for yourself or your guests, please complete this form and we will contact you with your request shortly. For any further information, please contact Radhika Ramamurthi at 216.368.2144 or email rxe73@case.edu

Contact Information

The Weatherhead School of Management Commencement Coordinators are:

  • Academic Certification: Mindy Steinberg, Registrar, mbs116@case.edu 
  • Event Logistics: Radhika Ramamurthi, Graduate Programs Quality, rxe73@case.edu