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Important Dates

Sunday, March 1: Commencement Registration Begins

All students attending any of the commencement ceremonies are required to register by Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 5 p.m. EDT. Register now for commencement. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies, uggrads@case.edu, 216.368.2928.

Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26: Grad Fair 2015

Attend the Grad Fair at the University Bookstore to purchase cap and gown.

Wednesday, April 1: Registration Deadline

5 p.m. EDT Deadline for registering to participate in commencement online at the commencement website.

April 15 - May 1

Pick up convocation tickets in Sears 357. ID required.

Tuesday, April 21

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 Saturday, May 9

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 15

Legacy Reception

6-8 p.m.

Alumni House

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.)

Saturday, May 16

Commencement Rehearsal

10 a.m.

Horsburgh Gymnasium

Attendance at commencement rehearsal is required for all graduates receiving a Bachelor's Degree

Tempus Transitus - The Senior Ceremony

11a.m. - 1 p.m.

Van Horn Field, Outdoor Tent Adjacent to Veale Convocation Center

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. This event will take place directly following Commencement Rehearsal.

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony

2 p.m.

Harkness Chapel

Senior Academic Awards Assembly

4:30 p.m.

Tinkham Veale University Center,
Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation Grand Ballroom

Awards Assembly Reception

6 p.m.

Tinkham Veale University Center, Food Court

Commencement Mass

7 p.m.

Holy Rosary Church, 12021 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106, hosted by the Newman Catholic Students Association

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Sunday, May 17: Commencement Day

8:15 a.m.

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.).

9:30 a.m.

University Convocation: Veale Convocation Center

11 a.m.

Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony - Veale Convocation Center

Speaker: Colin Worden, Senior Class President

12:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Reception

The Undergraduate Reception will be held on Musselman Quadrangle, between Adelbert Hall and Amasa Stone Chapel (rain site: Tinkham Veale University Center, Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation Grand Ballroom.

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Important Information Regarding Completion of Degrees

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.

check for   submit to   deadline
Final grades for any incompletes.
(I grades)
  Undergraduate Studies   March 27 (fall 2014 courses)
May 8 (spring 2015 courses)
Proficiency exam results   Undergraduate Studies   April 27
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.)
  Undergraduate Studies   March 27 (courses taken prior to spring 2015)
May 8 (spring 2015 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 17, an official transcript must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Studies within 30 days of the awarding of degrees
  Undergraduate Studies   March 27 (for coursework completed taken prior to spring 2015)

June 17 (for coursework taken during spring 2015)
Final grades for any R grades. (These are usually engineering senior projects in the process of being completed.)   Undergraduate Studies   May 8

Final grades for this spring semester's coursework must be received by the registrar by May 8. 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 uggrads@case.edu.

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-D: Dean DiIulio, nancy.diiulio@case.edu; E-K: Dean Hardy, scott.hardy@case.edu; L-R: Dean Harris, gregory.j.harris@case.edu; S-Z: Dean Butler, denise.butler@case.edu) no later than Monday, March 24, 2014. 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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Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Studies, uggrads@case.edu 216.368.2928

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