Cleveland State University Commencement

Cleveland State University Commencement

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General Information - Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremonies:

Ceremony I: Doctoral Graduates
Friday, May 10, 2024 at 6 p.m.
Waetjen Auditorium

Ceremony II: College of Arts and Sciences, Monte Ahuja College of Business, Levin College of Public Affairs and Education
Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 9 a.m.
Wolstein Center

Ceremony III: Washkewicz College of Engineering and College of Health
Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 2 p.m.
Wolstein Center

Students attending the commencement ceremony should confirm ahead of time which college they now fall under to ensure proper check-in at the ceremony. You can find all undergraduate majors listed by college at

PURCHASE REGALIA/CAP and GOWN: Regalia is on sale now!

Order your regalia through Viking Outfitters today! 

Deadlines to purchase regalia:

  • Last day to purchase regalia online and ship Standard is Monday, April 29
  • Last day to purchase regalia online and ship Second Day is Monday, May 6 
  • Last day to purchase regalia online and ship Overnight is Tuesday, May 7 
  • Last day to purchase regalia in-store is Friday, May 10 

Contact Viking Outfitters at or visit the store inside the Student Center with any questions.

Please note: To be eligible to purchase regalia for the ceremony, students must have submitted their application to graduate in CampusNet beforehand.


Each graduating student may invite up to 10 guests to their ceremony. Guests will not need an admission ticket to enter Waetjin Auditorium or the Wolstein Center. Security will be at the venue entrances to ensure safety and that venue protocols and policies are followed, so be sure to check out our protocol pages for all information.


Undergraduate students who have earned at least 30 credit hours (excluding alternative credit) in residence at Cleveland State University and who have earned a cumulative grade point average between 3.30 and 4.00 (calculated to two decimal places unrounded) are eligible to graduate with the following honors:

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

The registrar's office will notify those graduating with honors via email approximately 2 weeks before the ceremony.

Please note that the last day to apply to graduate and to be listed in the program book is March 5. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of graduate names and degrees in the program book for graduates who submitted their information by the deadline. We sincerely regret any errors or omissions.


For questions about cap and gown purchases, please email Viking Outfitters at

For questions about the online RSVP form, please email Marketing at

To request special accommodations for the ceremony, please email University Special Events at

For any other questions, please contact your college representative: 


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