Faculty Registration

Faculty members are requested to register to confirm their participation in Commencement.  

Order Academic Regalia

Academic regalia is required for anyone marching in the academic procession. The deadline to secure academic regalia for commencement is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

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Faculty participation in commencement ceremonies emphasizes the value of the guidance, leadership and support you have given to students. We encourage you to attend and join your students and their families in celebrating this important milestone.

Faculty members can register now to participate in commencement.

Emeriti Faculty 

Emeriti faculty who are interested in marching with other emeriti in the academic procession should register with the Office of Emeriti Affairs. Please contact Kelly Rindfleisch Marcus, Director, at kelly.marcus@case.edu. The Office of Emeriti Affairs can assist emeriti faculty in renting academic regalia if needed, and can also assist with registration for a specific school’s diploma ceremony.

University Marshal

The University Marshal leads the Case Western Reserve University’s graduates during commencement exercises. For commencement 2020, the presiding university marshal is Jim McGuffin-Cawley.

Marching in Academic Processions

The university commencement will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2020, beginning with the commencement convocation at 9:30 a.m. in the Veale Convocation Center, followed immediately by the undergraduate diploma ceremony. Other diploma ceremonies will take place throughout the day at various locations. Line up for the morning ceremonies begins at 8:00 a.m. at Amasa Stone Chapel.

Faculty and administration who march in the convocation procession but do not wish to attend the undergraduate diploma ceremony, as well as students of the graduate and professional schools, will leave Veale Convocation Center at the end of the convocation (approximately 10:45 a.m.). Others will remain in their seats.

Academic Regalia

Academic regalia is required for those marching in the academic procession, including official delegates, faculty, administrators, trustees and platform guests. All delegates are requested to provide their own academic regalia. All Case Western Reserve University faculty planning to march in the convocation procession will need to obtain their own regalia from the University Bookstore. The deadline to rent/purchase academic regalia for commencement is Monday, April 13, 2020.

Download the University Bookstore's 2020 Faculty Regalia Order Form

Please contact the University Bookstore directly at 216.368.2650 or 800.825.2650 with any questions about academic regalia.