June 2019 Newsletter

PhD Graduates Leave Tomlinson Hall on Commencement Day 2019

Graduates process from Tomlinson Hall to Convocation: Commencement 2019

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

The Graduate Studies staff was excited watching all our graduates walk the stage at Commencement last month. It has been our pleasure to work with each of you over the years from admission to graduation. We wish you the best of luck on the next steps of your journey.

See our photo album from the day's events. If you got your picture taken by the professional photographs during Commencement, reach out to GradImages if you haven't already been contacted.


Summer Graduates: Application, Waiver of Registration, Submit Final Materials

The 2019 Commencement ceremony may be done but we're already looking toward the next graduation! If you intend to finish this summer, you must complete the online application for Summer 2019 graduation in SIS by Friday, June 7th.

Optionally, any student interested in utilizing the Waiver of Registration must apply to graduate in SIS, submit the Waiver Form to Graduate Studies, and submit all graduation materials by June 7th. See the Waiver of Registration policy here. The form, graduation materials, and instructions can be found in the Graduation section of the SGS website. 

If you do not need the Waiver of Registration and are enrolled in courses over the summer semester, the deadline to submit all Final Materials for Summer 2019 graduation is July 5th. Submission of Final Materials includes uploading your approved Electronic Thesis or Dissertation to OhioLINK. So be sure to submit your ETD to Graduate Studies for the required format check in plenty of time to meet this deadline. See the online instructions for details. Please note the University and our office are closed July 4th so please plan accordingly.

Summer Spoken English Tutoring

Do you feel like your English skills could use a little polishing before the Fall semester? You can participate in free one-on-one tutoring. Appointments can be made online through TutorTrac

Campus Community

New Student Orientation: School of Graduate Studies Fall 2019

Congratulations to our Graduate Awards Winners!

Let's give a virtual round of applause to all of our Graduate Awards recipients! These winners were recognized in front of their faculty, peers, and families at a ceremony at Tinkham Veale on May 1st. Check out the list of winners for the various awards and browse pictures from the ceremony!

John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

Also at the May 1st ceremony, the Graduate Student Council presented this year's winners of the John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching and Mentoring which were then awarded during the School of Graduate Studies diploma ceremony as part of Commencement.

Read about the amazing achievements of each winner and why the graduate student body nominated them for the prestigious awards.

Faculty Winners of Diekhoff Award 2019

Discounted Tickets

School's out for summer....are you looking for some fun activities that won't break the bank? Access Services offers discounted tickets so you can ride a coaster at Cedar Point, watch the latest movies at a Regal or AMC theater, or attend a memorable event at the Q Arena.

Don't miss out; funding is still available!

Need funding for an upcoming conference? There is still time to receive the Verhosek Fund (up to $250) to assist with expenses when presenting at a conference or event. Check out our Fellowships and Awards page and read carefully for specific rules and regulations to see if you qualify.

Starting July 1st we will begin accepting applications for the Graduate Student Travel Award again.

Rainbow over main Case Quad after Commencement 2019

Uptown Summer Events

View the schedule of free summer fun in the Uptown District. Enjoy live music, outdoor fitness classes and games. Special events include celebrating the 50th anniversaries of the Moon landing, Woodstock, and the last time the Cuyahoga caught fire!

Wade Oval Wednesdays are Back!

Every Wednesday from June 12 through August 21 (excluding July 3rd), University Circle will host free concerts in Wade Oval from 6-9pm. Enjoy family-friendly activities, music, vendors and food trucks! Check out the music lineup for WOW

Upcoming Events

Uptown Summer Series

Saturday, June 8- Parade the Circle and Circle Village 30th annual festival featuring floats, puppets, costumes, dancers and musicians. 10am - 4pm, Wade Oval.

Saturday, June 8- Join the Conversation book discussion with PhD alum Marilyn Sanders Mobley. 11am - 12pm, KSL 215.

Tuesday, June 11- Safe Zone Friend Session to learn about ways to support the LGBTQ+, campus resources, and identity terms. 10am - 12pm, Sears 326.

Wednesday, June 19- Juneteenth Celebration, a joyous and educational event will feature traditional food, music, poetry readings . 2pm - 4pm, Tink 150.

Thursday, July 4- Independence Day Holiday: University closed.

Wednesday, July 10- Safe Zone Advocate; explore how unconscious bias and microaggressions may create unsafe spaces for LGBTQ+ people. 10am - 12pm, Sears 315.

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