Cleveland State University


Important Facts

General Information

The Commencement Ceremony honors your academic achievement. In celebration of having completed your degree requirements from Cleveland State University, your family and supporters are cordially invited to join you and participate in the University Commencement Ceremonies. We look forward to making the occasion a pleasurable one for you.

The Spring 2014 Cleveland State University Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Center, located at 2000 Prospect Avenue on the University campus.

The ceremony schedule is as follows:

Colleges of Business, Urban Affairs and Education and Human Services

Colleges of Engineering, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Sciences and Health Professions and the School of Nursing


In order to be eligible to participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony, you must have completed all degree requirements (including student teaching, if applicable) during Spring Semester and be in good academic standing.

Graduation Procedures
If you have any questions regarding academic degree requirements, please consult with your academic advisor. For questions pertaining to the processing of your graduation application materials, please contact the Office of the University Registrar (eligibility and degree clearance) at the appropriate telephone numbers listed below:

Monte Ahuja College of Business - 687.5476
College of Education and Human Services - 687.3848
Washkewicz College of Engineering - 687.5476
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences - 687.3848
College of Sciences and Health Professions - 687.5476
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs - 687.5476
School of Nursing - 687.3848

If you applied for graduation by the published deadline, including payment of the $25 graduation application fee, your name will be automatically included in the Spring 2014 Commencement program.

Graduation with Honors
University Honors Medallion
If you are an undergraduate student and will graduate with a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher, having earned a minimum of 60 semester credits in residence at Cleveland State University, you are eligible to graduate with honors and will be awarded an honors medallion that can be worn at Commencement. The honors medallion identifies your scholastic distinction.

  • 3.30 - 3.59 Cum Laude
  • 3.60 - 3.79 Magna Cum Laude
  • 3.80 - 4.00 Summa Cum Laude

The Office of the University Registrar will notify you by mail if you are eligible to graduate with honors and will provide you with instructions for obtaining your honors medallion. These notifications will be sent approximately two weeks before commencement and medallions will be available from All-In-1 Campus 411 in MC118. In the event that you are unable to secure your honors medallion prior to the day of the ceremony, University representatives will be available at Commencement (Gate C upper level Graduates' entrance) to distribute medallions.

Please note that grades associated with transfer and transient credits are not included in honors calculations. Given that the Commencement ceremony precedes the submission of Spring semester 2014 final grades and the official determination of honors, all such notations for the purpose of the ceremony are considered tentative.

Golden Key International Honour Society
If you are a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, you may purchase honor cords and stoles to wear in the Commencement ceremony. Visit the website at or telephone 800.377.2401 (Option #1 Customer Service).

Diploma Distribution

Following a final audit of your academic record and verification of the successful completion of all degree requirements, the Office of the University Registrar will mail your diploma to the address on file with the University approximately four weeks following Commencement. You are strongly encouraged to verify the accuracy of your name and current mailing address through CampusNet. Please make any necessary address changes online. Your name will be printed on your diploma and in the Commencement program book exactly as it appears in the student database.

Photography Services

A professional photographer is present at each ceremony, taking your picture as you walk across the stage. A proof of the picture is mailed to your home address approximately two weeks after Commencement. You have the option of ordering copies if you wish, and there is no obligation to purchase. If you do not wish to place an order, you may keep the proof at no charge.

If you need to contact the photographer directly, call Graduation Images at 800.424.3686 or 800.281.2576 or visit

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Phone: 216.687.5045

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