Commencement 2015

The university commencement will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2015, beginning with the commencement convocation at 9:30 a.m. in the Veale Convocation Center, followed immediately by the undergraduate diploma ceremony. Other diploma ceremonies will take place throughout the day at various locations. View the schedule of events and ceremonies.

If you would like to reserve a ticket or participate in the platform party, please contact contact Janice Obman at 216.368.2104 or

Robing for trustees marching with the platform party for the university convocation will be at 8 a.m. in the Toepfer Room, Adelbert Hall. Continental breakfast will be available. Security is provided until 3:00 p.m., so belongings may be left in the room.

Reserved tickets for the convocation ceremony and parking passes are available for trustees who choose not to participate in the academic procession and for guests of trustees. These tickets can be requested using the online registration form. Online registration is available through Friday, April 17, 2015. Those who attend the convocation but do not wish to attend the undergraduate diploma ceremony, as well as students of the graduate and professional schools, will leave Veale Center at the end of the convocation (approximately 10:45 a.m.). Others will remain in their seats for the undergraduate diploma ceremony.

Academic Regalia

Academic regalia is required for those marching in the academic procession, including official delegates, faculty, administrators, trustees and platform guests. Regalia will be furnished to trustees at no cost. Using the online registration form, indicate whether or not you will need the university to provide your regalia.

In the unlikely event of a persistent network problem, please contact the Commencement Office,, for registration instructions.