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March 1: commencement registration begins
All students attending any of the commencement ceremonies are required to register by April 1, 2013 at 5 p.m. EDT Register now for commencement. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org, 216.368.2928.
March 20 and 21: grad fair
Attend the Grad Fair at the University Bookstore to purchase cap and gown.
April 1: Registration Deadline
5 p.m. EDT Deadline for registering to participate in commencement online at the commencement website.
April 17 - May 3
Pick up convocation tickets in Sears 357. ID required.
Deadline for May graduates who are not participating in commencement to submit a request to receive the degree in absentia. Please complete and submit the following form: Request to receive Bachelor's degree in absentia.
before May 11
Be sure that all of your financial obligations to the university, including phone bills and any parking or library fines, are paid. Your diploma may be withheld if all financial obligations are not met.
Friday, May 17
Tempus Transitus - The Senior Ceremony - Amasa Stone Chapel at 6 p.m. All graduating undergraduates are invited to attend Tempus Transitus - The Senior Ceremony. This rite of passage kicks off commencement weekend and formally welcomes graduates into the Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University.
Saturday, May 18
10 a.m.: Commencement Rehearsal - Horsburgh Gymnasium
Attendance at commencement rehearsal is required for all graduates receiving a Bachelor's Degree
noon-2 p.m. Legacy Reception - Amasa Stone Chapel
The Legacy Reception is an exclusive pre-commencement reception held in honor of the family traditions that have connected legacy students* to Case Western Reserve University for generations. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with other legacy families, celebrate your academic achievement and receive your special legacy pin.
(*Legacy students have parents, grandparents or other family members who attended Case Western Reserve University or one of its predecessor institutions.)
2 p.m.: Phi Beta Kappa initiation ceremony - Harkness Chapel
4:30 p.m.: Senior Awards Assembly - Temple Tifereth, 1855 Ansel Road, Cleveland
6 p.m.: Awards-Assembly Reception follows immediately at Park Lane Villa, 10510 Park Lane, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
The Temple-Tifereth Israel is in University Circle at the corner of East 105th Street and Ansel Road. Park Lane Villa is directly across the street from the Temple. Free parking for both locations is available immediately west of the Temple; the entrance to that lot is located off of East 101st Street. Please call the Office of Undergraduate Studies at 216.368.2928 with any questions or concerns.
7 p.m.: Commencement Mass, hosted by the Newman Catholic Students Association – Amasa Stone Chapel
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Robe and line up - Case Quad, west walk in front of Sears, Yost and Tomlinson. Graduates must arrive, in cap and gown, no later than 8:15 a.m. Security will be provided in Sears for belongings (coats, purses, etc.).
University Convocation: Veale Center
Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony - Veale Center
Speaker: Christian Wargo, Senior Class President
The Undergraduate Reception will be held on Musselman Quadrangle, between Adelbert Hall and Amasa Stone Chapel (rain site: tent on Van Horn Field).
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YOU MUST SATISFY ALL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO BE CERTIFIED TO RECEIVE YOUR BACHELOR'S DEGREE. Please review your most recent Academic Requirements Report for any missing credit or incomplete requirements that may affect your eligibility to graduate.
Only those students who have a completed Academic Requirements Report will be considered for graduation. Academic Requirements Reports are available online via the Student Information System (SIS). A complete Academic Requirements Report displays “Satisfied” for each header at the top of the report. Any headers displaying “Not Satisfied” suggests that a requirement may not be fulfilled and may require your attention. If you have questions regarding your Academic Requirements Report, contact your Undergraduate Studies Dean.
|Final grades for any incompletes.
||March 29 (fall 2012 courses)
May 11(spring 2013 courses)
|Proficiency exam results
|Any substitutions for or requests for waivers of required courses.
(May require a signed Academic Requirement Correction form or a memo from advisor and/or department chairperson.)
||March 29 (courses taken prior to spring 2013)
May 10 (spring 2013 courses)
|Transfer credit you expect to receive. (Official transcript must be sent to Undergraduate Studies.)
For coursework taken off-campus this spring and completed by May 19, an official transcript must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Studies within 30 days of the awarding of degrees
||March 29 (for coursework completed taken prior to spring 2013)
June 19 (for coursework taken during spring 2013)
|Final grades for any R grades. (These are usually engineering senior projects in the process of being completed.)
Final grades for this spring semester's coursework must be received by the registrar by May 11. All coursework, including senior projects and independent studies, must be completed in time for the instructor to submit grades by this date.
If the above deadlines are not met, you may not be certified for graduation. If there are problems, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Sears 357, 216.368.2928, or via email at email@example.com.
If you do not complete degree requirements, you will not receive your degree nor diploma. However, if you are within one course of meeting your degree requirements, or if your remaining requirements can be completed during the coming summer semester (adding up to no more than 12 credit hours), you may request permission to participate in commencement this May. You should indicate your plan in writing to your Undergraduate Studies Dean (A-G: Dean DiIulio, firstname.lastname@example.org; H-O: Dean Hamel, email@example.com; P-Z: Dean Butler, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, March 25, 2013. Please note that a student may participate in the Commencement ceremony only once as a bachelor’s degree candidate, though exceptions may be made for students receiving a second bachelor's degree at least one year after the first.
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Office of Undergraduate Studies, email@example.com 216.368.2928
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