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Weatherhead School of Management

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

Commencement Registration and Preparation
Weatherhead School of Management

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.
RSVP to Graduation Celebration 
March 1 - April 21 
RSVP to graduation celebration by April 21, 2017. 
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.
Weatherhead Grad Fair
Wednesday, April 12
2:00-6:00 p.m. 

Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 203 
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 21, 2017 in the Graduate Student Services Office (PBL 150) starting at 7:30 a.m.
Class of 2017 Graduation Reception 
Friday, April 28
6:00-9:00 p.m. 
Peter B. Lewis Building 
Reception for students of the graduating class. Register online
Fee Payment Deadline
Friday, May 12
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 20
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


Commencement Day Schedule
Weatherhead School of Management
Sunday, May 21, 2017

8:15 a.m.
Convocation Robing and Line Up (Graduates)
Peter B. Lewis Building Lounge
A light breakfast will be provided.
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 – 1:45 p.m.
Graduate Line Up
Peter B. Lewis Building Lobby
Students are requested to check in at the Peter B. Lewis Building Lobby for line up between 1:00-1:45 p.m.
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. 
2:10 p.m.
Procession to Severance Hall from Peter B. Lewis Building
Peter B. Lewis Building to Severance Hall 

Faculty and students will march in procession. 

2:30 p.m.
Weatherhead Diploma Ceremony
Severance Hall 

Speaker: Anand Swaminathan (BA ’97, MBA ’99) - Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

This is a ticketed event. Each student registered for the event will receive up to 3 tickets. 

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. 

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.

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. 


Grad Images is the official photographer for the Weatherhead Diploma Ceremony on Sunday, May 21, 2017 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

Contact Information

The Weatherhead School of Management Commencement Coordinators are:

  • Academic Certification: Mindy Steinberg, Registrar, 
  • Event Logistics: Radhika Ramamurthi, Graduate Programs Quality,