Weatherhead Commencement 2016

Students walking to Commencement 2015

Mark WeinbergerCommencement is a very special day when we celebrate the success of our graduating students. It is an enjoyable time to share with fellow students, faculty, family and friends.

Commencement and Diploma Ceremony Speakers

This year's University commencement address will be delivered by Case Western Reserve JD and MBA double alumnus, university trustee and EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark A. Weinberger. The University Marshal is Weatherhead's own Robin Dubin, PhD, chair and professor of economics.

The Weatherhead diploma ceremony speaker is Majdi B. Abulaban, MBA '90, senior vice president of Delphi and president of Delphi Electrical/Electronic Architecture (E/EA).

Visit Case Western Reserve University's main commencement page for additional information.

Student Registration Information

Follow the links below to register for the University Convocation as well as Weatherhead's Diploma Ceremony. It is extremely important that you complete each of the registration forms below, even if you do not intend to participate in the commencement events. The events below have separate registration processes; please register for each of the events you intend to attend.

You must have a valid Case Western Reserve University Network ID (e.g. abc123) and password to register online.

University Convocation

Sunday, May 15 at 9:30 a.m.
Veale Convocation Center

University Convocation is a limited ticket event. Each student participating and registered to attend the University Convocation will receive two guest tickets. The graduating student does not need a ticket to enter Veale Convocation Center.

Weatherhead Diploma Ceremony

Sunday, May 15 at 4 p.m.
Veale Convocation Center

No tickets are required for this afternoon event; however, registration is required.

Registration Open: March 1 – April 1, 2016

Register Here

Weatherhead Family Appreciation Luncheon

Sunday, May 15, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Tent next to Peter B. Lewis Building

Registration Open: April 5 – May 5, 2016

The appreciation luncheon is for family and friends of graduating students* to celebrate their success.

Important note: Please complete the registration for the appreciation luncheon even if you do not plan to attend the commencement day events.

Register Here

*All students in the Weatherhead graduate programs including Doctor of Management, PhD, EMBA, full-time MBA, global MBA, part-time MBA, MPOD, MAcc, MSM-Finance, MSM-Healthcare and MSM-ORSC.

Undergraduates please click here for information regarding the undergraduate diploma ceremony and reception.

Other Important Dates to Note

Doctoral Fittings

Wednesday, March 2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Gund Hall, School of Law
Friday, March 18, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tinkham Veale University Center, Main Floor

View details for Doctoral Fittings

University Grad Fair 2016

Wednesday, March 23 and Thursday, March 24, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
University Bookstore (216.368.2650) in Uptown at Euclid and E. 115

University Grad Fair 2016 is Case Western Reserve University's official “one stop shop” for all graduation information, services and products and promises “no hassle for your tassel” to members of the class of 2016 while you save time, money and begin your commencement celebration.

Weatherhead Grad Fair 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 3 – 6 p.m.
PBL 203

This fair allows students to gather information pertaining to commencement activities. CMO, Alumni and External Relations and Student Experience staff will be available to answer any questions. University Bookstore will be on-site to sell regalia.

For additional information about the event, please email

Tickets/Announcement Distribution

April 15 – May 15

Graduation Announcements and convocation ceremony tickets will be available for pick up at the graduate student services office (PBL 150). Tickets 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 15, 2016 in PBL 150 starting at 7:30 a.m.

Doctor of Management Programs Graduation Reception

Saturday, May 14, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Dively Pavilion

This reception is open to the families and friends of DM and PhD in Management: Designing Sustainable Systems graduates, current DM students, faculty, advisors and guests. For additional information about the event, contact Sue Nartker at 216.368.1943 or

Commencement Day

View the full commencement day schedule of events