Cleveland State University Commencement

Cleveland State University Commencement

Fall 2018 Commencement

Cleveland State University Fall 2021 Commencement 

CSU will hold two commencement ceremonies on Sunday, December 12, at the Wolstein Center in downtown Cleveland. The morning ceremony will honor our Summer and Fall 2021 graduates. The afternoon ceremony will honor our 2020 graduates who were unable to walk the stage due to pandemic safety protocols. Commencement will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend the ceremonies in-person. Livestream information is posted within the ceremony content listed below.  

Masks are required during this indoor event.

Morning Ceremony – for Fall 2021 graduates

We're honored to welcome Frank G. Jackson, Mayor, City of Cleveland, as our commencement speaker for the Fall 2021 ceremony. Mayor Jackson, a life-long Clevelander who received his bachelor's, master's and law degrees from Cleveland State, has served four terms as mayor – the longest in the history of our city. Mayor Frank G. Jackson

The morning commencement ceremony honoring Fall 2021 graduates will begin at 9:30 a.m. The morning ceremony will include the following colleges:

  • College of Graduate Studies
  • Monte Ahuja College of Business
  • College of Education & Human Services
  • Washkewicz College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • College of Sciences and Health Professions
  • Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

 

Watch the Livestream here!

 

Afternoon Ceremony – for 2020 graduates

David M. Reynolds, chairman, CSU Board of Trustees, and Key Private Bank executive and national director of channel management and client acquisition, will address the 2020 graduates at the afternoon ceremony. Reynolds was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Governor John Kasich in 2017 and was elected to the chairman position in May 2021. David Reynolds, Chairman, Board of Trustees

The afternoon commencement ceremony, honoring our 2020 graduates, will begin at 2:30 p.m. The afternoon ceremony will include the following colleges:

  • College of Graduate Studies
  • Monte Ahuja College of Business
  • College of Education & Human Services
  • Washkewicz College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • College of Sciences and Health Professions
  • Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

 

Watch the Livestream here!

 

Ticket Announcement
Now available: additional 2021 morning ceremony guest tickets for commencement!

These tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be claimed in increments of two (2) tickets on the CSU ticket website here. Additional tickets can be claimed by students or or guests until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, December 11.

ATTENTION 2021 GRADUATES: if you did not transfer your allotted four (4) tickets by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 5, your tickets have been removed from your ticket account. If you need tickets for your guests, we advise you to claim them immediately from the additonal tickets now available on the CSU ticket website. Act fast or you may miss out!

Graduates from the class of 2020 (afternoon ceremony) still have the opportunity to claim and transfer up to 10 guest tickets. 

For details and complete instructions on how to claim and transfer tickets, check out our Commencement Ticket Information & FAQ webpage. 

Tickets will be entirely mobile and are required for guest entry into the Wolstein Center. Graduating students do not need a ticket to enter the Wolstein Center.

Wolstein Center Bag Policy

The Wolstein Center as issued a new bag policy that must be adhered to for all events – including commencement. Review acceptable bags here and be sure to share this information with your guests before they arrive at the ceremony.

Commencement Day Protocols

Check out the complete overview on all policies and procedures   including parking, ADA information, permissable items and more on our Protocols for Commencement Day webpage.

Commencement Regalia (caps and gowns)

Regalia is now available to purchase through the Viking Outfitters (bookstore) website and in-person. If ordering online for delivery, orders must be placed by November 30 to guarantee on-time arrival via ground shipping. The deadline to purchase regalia in-store is December 11. Questions about regalia? Email Viking Outfitters at csuohio@bkstr.com or visit the store in person inside the Student Center.

Name Pronunciation Form 

We’re celebrating your important achievement, and we want to make sure we pronounce your name correctly when you cross the stage! Please complete the name pronunciation form by Sunday, December 5.

 

If you have any questions about commencement, please email rsvp.events@csuohio.edu or call 216-687-5045.