Weatherhead Commencement 2018 | Weatherhead

Weatherhead Commencement 2018

Students walking to Commencement

Commencement 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.

Student Registration Information

Weatherhead graduate students will have to register for two commencement related events for participation and tickets. Each of these events are optional attendance. It is extremely important that you complete the registration for each of these events, even if you do not intend to participate in the commencement events. You must have a valid Case Western Reserve University Network ID (e.g. abc123) and password to register online.

Event 1 – University Convocation on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
Event 2 – Weatherhead Diploma Ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

University Convocation

Sunday, May 20 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.

Register Here

Registration Open: March 1 – April 1, 2018

Weatherhead Graduate & Professional Programs Events

(1) Graduation Celebration
Friday, April 20, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Peter B. Lewis Building
An evening to celebrate the success and achievements of our students from Class of 2018. By Invitation only.

(2) Diploma Ceremony 
Sunday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Severance Hall
Tickets are required for the Diploma Ceremony; Students registered for the Diploma Ceremony will receive up to 4 guest tickets. The graduating student does not need a ticket to enter Severance Hall


RSVP opens on March 1, 2018 and ends on April 15, 2018 ‚Äčand includes registration to both events.

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

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

Other Important Dates to Note

Doctoral Fittings
Tuesday, March 6, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., School of Law
Friday, March 16, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tinkham Veale University Center, Main Floor
View details for Doctoral Fittings

University Grad Fair 2018
Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
University Bookstore (216.368.2650) in Uptown at Euclid and E. 115

University Grad Fair 2018 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 2018 while you save time, money and begin your commencement celebration.

Weatherhead Grad Fair 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2 – 6 p.m.
PBL 203

This fair allows students to gather information pertaining to convocation and diploma ceremonies. Convocation and Diploma ceremony tickets will be available for pick up. University Bookstore will be on-site to sell regalia.

Tickets/Announcement Distribution
April 11 – May 20, 2018

Graduation Announcements and convocation ceremony tickets will be available for pick up at the graduate student services office (PBL 150). Tickets may be picked up from Graduate Student Services office (PBL 150) anytime from Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. only. All envelopes not picked up will be available on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in the Graduate Student Services office (PBL 150) starting at 7:30 a.m.

Class of 2018 - Weatherhead Graduation Reception
Friday, April 20, 2018, 6 p.m – 9 p.m.
Peter B. Lewis Building

This reception is a celebration of success and achievements for the graduating students of Weatherhead School of Management

Doctor of Management Programs Graduation Reception
Saturday, May 19, 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

Dessert Reception
Sunday, May 20, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Peter B. Lewis Building

Celebrating the success and achievements of the newest alumni of Weatherhead School of Management with their families and friends.

Commencement Day
View the full commencement day schedule of events