Cleveland State University Commencement

Cleveland State University Commencement


Cleveland State University fall 2023 Commencement 

General Information

The Fall 2023 Commencement features one ceremony for our undergraduates and graduates on Saturday, December 16 at 1 p.m. at the Wolstein Center and a special Ceremony for Doctoral Graduates on Friday, December 15 at 6 p.m. at the Waetjen Auditorium. The ceremonies will be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person. Livestream information will be posted within the ceremony content a week before the event. 

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

Summer 2023 Graduates: Fall Commencement means Summer grads, too! You deserve your moment to cross the stage with your classmates. That’s why our fall ceremony traditionally includes Summer and Fall graduates. Join us!

PURCHASE REGALIA - Now on sale In-store and online 

Deadlines for online orders:

Monday, December 4 to guarantee on-time arrival via standard shipping.
Monday, December 11 for second-day shipping.
Tuesday, December 12 for overnight shipping. 

The deadline to purchase regalia in-store is Friday, December 15 during business hours from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 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.




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.




A special curated Spotify list, stickers and gifs coming your way soon from our Share your Celebration webpage. Until then feel free to hashtag it up with #CLEstate2023 and #Vike4Life. We can’t wait to see all those awesome mortar boards!

We look forward to celebrating with you this Fall!



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 Stephen Meadows at

For any other questions, please contact your college representative: 


Hashtag it up with #CLEstate2023 and #Vike4Life or use some Giphys or graphics from our Share Your Celebration page. We love to see all those awesome mortar boards and celebrations!