Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Important Dates

Saturday, March 1: Commencement Registration Begins

All students attending any of the commencement ceremonies are required to register by Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 5 p.m. EDT.

Click here to register for the university-wide convocation.

Click here to register for the School of Nursing Diploma Ceremony (open for MN, MSN, DNP and PhD only).

Wednesday, March 5: Doctoral Fitting

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Gund Hall, School of Law

Friday, March 21: Doctoral Fitting

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building, School of Medicine

Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27: Grad Fair 2014

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

University Bookstore (216.368.2650) in Uptown at Euclid and E. 115

Grad Fair 2014 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 2014 while you save time, money and begin your commencement celebration.

View details for Grad Fair.

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Tuesday, April 1: Registration Deadline

5 p.m. EDT Deadline for registering to participate in the university-wide commencement.

Ticket Pick Up Location (for MN, MSN and DNP graduates only): School of Nursing, Student Services, Ground Floor Room NOA44. (When tickets are ready, you will be notified via email.)

Friday, May 16: Pinning and Awards Ceremony

The Pentecostal Church of Christ, 10515 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH

1:15 p.m. Sign In/Line Up

2:30 p.m. Procession begins (led by bagpiper)

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Sunday May 18: Commencement Day

8:15 a.m.

Convocation Robing Location and Line Up (MN, MSN &DNP): School of Nursing, First Floor Lounge (Continental breakfast will be provided.)

Convocation Robing Location and Line Up (PhD): School of Graduate Studies, Tomlinson Hall

Convocation Robing Location and Line Up (BSN): School of Undergraduate Studies, Sears Building

9:30 a.m.

University Convocation: Veale Convocation Center

This is a ticketed event.

11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Reception: Judson Manor, 1890 East 107th St. Cleveland, Ohio

Open to MN, MSN, DNP and PhD graduates only and their guests (children welcome) as well as alumni. BSN graduates are welcome to attend as guests. Shuttle service will be available to Judson Manor, from the School of Nursing, in front of the Wolstein Research Buillding, for all guests.

2 p.m.

Line-up for processional to School of Nursing Diploma Ceremony, Judson Manor

2:30 p.m.

Diploma Ceremony: University Circle United Methodist Church
Speaker: Kathleen Gallo, RN, PhD, MBA Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System

Post Commencement Cap and Gown Drop Off Location: University Bookstore in Uptown at E. 115 and Euclid.

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Contact Information

If you have additional questions or need more information, contact the Office of Student Services, 216.368.2529 or email the commencement coordinator at

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