Convocation

Convocation is the university-wide celebration for all graduating students. It is a traditional ceremony that is attended by many faculty, staff, and dignitaries, and is the only time that all of the university's graduates are together for a ceremony. The convocation speaker gives the commencement address and honorary degrees are presented to recognize excellence in human endeavor.

Convocation 2024 takes place on Wednesday, May 15 at 3:30 p.m. at Veale Convocation Center. This celebration is open to all graduating students across the university. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and will not include guests. 

Convocation Clap Out and BBQ

The second annual university-wide Clap Out takes place on the Case Quad. All faculty, staff, and postdocs are invited to gather along the Case Quad and applaud our graduates as the process to Convocation. 

Immediately following convocation the entire campus community is invited to join the graduates on Freiberger Field for food, fun, and music for the convocation BBQ.