April 2019 Newsletter

Awards from the 2017 Graduate Student Award Ceremony

Award season is coming!


Last day to withdraw from the entire semester

The deadline to withdraw from the Spring 2019 term is April 29th (the last day of classes). It must be done in SIS, (see instructions here). Note that this procedure is a withdrawal from the term only. It does not withdraw you from your degree program. You will receive a WD on your transcript and a 0% tuition refund. If you have more questions, reach out to your advisor before making the decision to withdraw.

Register now for your Summer and Fall classes!

Registration is open for Summer and Fall through SIS. Be sure to meet with your advisor and check SIS for any holds that may prevent registration.

Student reading eBook lying on grass in Quad, summer time

Waiver of Registration

The Waiver of Registration deadline for Summer 2019 graduates is quickly approaching. Any student interested in qualifying for the Waiver must complete the online application for Summer 2019 graduation in SIS, and submit the waiver form to Graduate Studies along with all other final graduation materials by June 7th. The form, graduation materials and instructions can be found in the Graduation section of the SGS website.

Broaden your horizons with a Fellowship Course

Did you grow up dancing? Enjoy painting in your free time? Perhaps you want to learn programming, brush up on your Spanish or do some creative writing? Why not shake things up by taking an additional course for FREE. Fellowship courses are a great way to expand your academic portfolio while studying something you really enjoy.

If you have an approved PPOS and are registered for the minimum number of credit hours, you can apply to take a Fellowship course for no cost. Check out our Fellowship Tuition Policy and the form to submit here

Commencement May 19, 2019

PhD Graduates lined up on Main Quad before Commencement Convocation 2017

Convocation and the Diploma Ceremony

It's almost time to walk across the stage! Prepare yourself for the big day by reading up on the Commencement ceremony details and schedule.

Unless you have already indicated otherwise, tickets for guests to attend the morning Convocation have been mailed to all August and January graduates and tickets for May graduates will be mailed on May 6th; May graduates may also stop into our office to pick up your tickets. Guests attending the morning Convocation must have a ticket but the afternoon diploma ceremony for Graduate Studies does not require tickets. If you are no longer attending the morning Convocation or do not need both of your tickets, please contact gsgrad@case.edu.

Reminder: Bring your ID to Commencement

You will need to bring your CWRU student ID to the Commencement ceremony in order to check in. Electronic card readers will be used for graduates to check-in with their ID upon entering. For August and January graduates who may no longer have their student ID cards, there will be alternative methods to check-in.

Live Chat us your Commencement ceremony questions!

Got a quick question about Commencement? Go to the School of Graduate Studies Commencement ceremony page. If our communication manager is available to chat, a window will pop up in the lower right corner. The chat is typically staffed from 9:30am to noon and 1:30pm to 4:30pm. This chat should only be used for questions about the Grad Studies ceremony and not for other schools' ceremonies or for degree or graduation requirements.

Campus Community

Collage of Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2019 events including gratitude wall, trivia night, puzzle making

Grad Appreciation Week 2019

Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) was a success with numerous events across campus to celebrate and support CWRU's entire graduate student community. GSAW wouldn't have been a success without the support of schools, departments, and offices hosting individual events and supporting campus wide events. From small tokens of appreciation like free chocolates, to discounts at local establishments, there is no doubt Grad Students were feeling the love. GSAW offered more than 15 events from a trivia night, to lunches across campus, to free massages. The Office of Graduate Student Life is thankful for the generous co-sponsors and partners across campus that brought GSAW 2019 to life.

Research ShowCASE

Our students work on so many amazing projects and studies throughout the year. Come support them and see what they've been up to Friday, April 19 at the 15th annual Research ShowCASE in Veale Convocation Center from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Full bloom

The campus is in full bloom! Take some time to go outside, get some fresh air, and take a relaxing break at Wade Lagoon or anywhere in the Circle and enjoy the colors of the season!

Trees in bloom on Main Case Quad in front of Adelbert Hall

2019 Graduate Award Ceremony

Dozens of graduate students will be honored at our annual Graduate Award Ceremony on Wednesday, May 1st at 3:30pm in the Tink Ballroom! Our students do amazing work throughout the year in research, mentoring, community service, and more - and now it's time to celebrate those achievements!

Check back in May's newsletter to see who won!

Stay safe in the Spring

Despite the workload as the end of the semester nears, the wonderful weather is bringing us outdoors more. Review these tips on staying safe on and off campus this spring including SafeRide, using other ride share services, installing the CWRU Shield app, and more.

Don't miss out; funding is still available!

Need funding for an upcoming conference? There is still time to use the Verhosek Fund (V-Fund) for up to $250 to assist with expenses when presenting at a conference or event. Check out our fellowships and awards page and carefully read the eligibility and specific requirements.

The Graduate Student Travel Award (GSTA) is now closed for this fiscal year. Any submitted applications will be put on a waitlist. This award will re-open on July 1st.

Upcoming Events

Collage of flyers for upcoming Events listed in April 2019 SGS Newsletter

Thursday, April 18- MaDaCol Spring Concert opening night at 8:00pm in Mather Dance Hall.

Friday, April 19- Research ShowCASE in Veale Convocation Center from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Friday, April 19- NOA-AGEP’s Research Symposium is a scholar activism workshop in collaboration with Research ShowCASE. Tomlinson Lobby 4:00 to 5:15pm.

Friday, April 19- Case School of Engineering Graduate Student Government Launch Party in Nord Atrium 4:00 to 7:00pm.

Wednesday, April 24- Multicultural Student Graduation Reception in Thwing Ballroom 4:30 to 6:00pm.

Saturday, April 27- Hudson Relays: Grad & professional students are welcome to join CWRU's 110 year tradition of the morning relay race! Email ssi12@case.edu or dmw175@case.edu for details.

Saturday, April 27- Springfest: End-of-year festival on Freiberger Field, 3:00 to 6:00pm.

Wednesday, May 1- Graduate Award Ceremony to honor our outstanding graduate students over the past year! Tinkham Veale Ballroom, 3:30 to 5:30pm.

Wednesday, May 1- Lavender Graduation, a celebration of LGBTQA graduates and allies at the Linsalata Alumni Center at 6:00pm

Sunday, May 19- Commencement: University Convocation ceremony at 9:30am and the Grad Studies diploma ceremony at 2:30pm, both in Veale Convocation Center.

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