Commencement Day | Weatherhead

Commencement Day

A student, in gown, prepares for Commencement 2015

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Commencement Morning Events – University Convocation

Convocation Robing and Line-Up
8:15 a.m.

Peter B. Lewis Building Lounge 
Light breakfast will be provided

Processional march to Veale Convocation Center 
8:45 a.m. – 9:05 a.m
Weatherhead School Faculty marshals will lead the procession of students from Peter B Lewis building to the Veale Convocation Center. Guests are requested to directly go to Veale Convocation Center for guest seating. Guests not seated by 9:15 a.m. will be asked to wait until after the procession clears the aisles

University Convocation
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Veale Convocation Center 
This is a ticketed event. Convocation is for all graduating students of Case Western Reserve University. Each student registered for convocation ceremony will receive up to 2 guest tickets


Commencement Afternoon Events – Weatherhead Diploma Ceremony

Graduate students check in for Line up
12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Peter B. Lewis Building (Entry to building limited to Weatherhead graduate students)
Weatherhead Graduate students are requested to check in at PBL Lobby and proceed to respective rooms for line up.

Graduates Line Up
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Peter B. Lewis Building (Entry to building limited to Weatherhead graduate students)
The Peter B. Lewis building will have access restricted to graduating students only for line up.

Doors open for Guests to Severance Hall
2:00 p.m.

Doors open to guests at Severance Hall. Guests with tickets only will be allowed to enter the hall. Students registered to attend the diploma ceremony will receive up to four tickets for the event.

Processional march to Severance Hall
2:10 p.m.

Weatherhead faculty marshals will lead the processional march of the graduating students from the Peter B. Lewis Building to Severance Hall. Friends and family of students are requested to directly go to Severance Hall for guest seating.

Weatherhead Diploma Ceremony
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106
Speaker: Rexford Tibbens

Dessert Reception
4:30 p.m. – 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.

Diplomas will be mailed out to students who are unable to participate in the Weatherhead diploma ceremony on May 20, 2018. Any questions about diplomas should be addressed to Mindy Steinberg at