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
  • MEM: Master of Engineering & Management (Alternates with School of Graduate Studies; 2019 is with Weatherhead School of Management) 
  • 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 Friday, March 1
9:00 a.m.
Register online. All students attending any of the commencement ceremonies are required to register by Monday, April 1, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.
Doctoral Fitting Wednesday, 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 15
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.
Weatherhead Graduate Fair Tuesday, March 19 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Peter B. Lewis Building, Key Cafe - Glass Lounge This fair allows students to gather information pertaining to commencement activities. University Bookstore will be on-site to sell regalia.
Grad Fair 2019 Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28
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 Monday, April 1
5:00 p.m. EDT
Register online. Deadline for registering to participate in commencement ceremonies.
Convocation & Diploma Ceremony Ticket Pick Up Begins Thursday, April 11, 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  Graduate Student Services Office (Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 150) Convocation and diploma ceremony tickets will be available for pick up on weekdays, April 11 - May 17 from 11:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. 
Fee Payment Deadline Friday, May 10   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 18
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 19, 2019

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.
1:00-1:30 p.m. Diploma Ceremony  Check-In (Graduates)  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.
1:30-1:45 p.m. Processional Demo Presentation (Graduates)  Peter B. Lewis Building Lobby Students will be given instructions on the processional route and diploma process on stage. Access to the Peter B. Lewis Building will be restricted to graduating students only during this time. 
1:45-2:15 p.m. Diploma Ceremony Line Up (Graduates)  Peter B. Lewis Building Lobby Students will line up by program to process out to Severance Hall. Access to the Peter B. Lewis Building will be restricted to graduating students only during this time. 
2:20 p.m.  Procession to Severance Hall  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. 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.
3:00 p.m. Weatherhead Diploma Ceremony Severance Hall

Speaker: TBD 

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. 

4:30-6:00 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 19 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. Regalia details are available online

Photographs

Grad Images is the official photographer for the Weatherhead Diploma Ceremony on Sunday, May 19, 2019 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. 

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