Cleveland State University Commencement

Cleveland State University Commencement

Fall 2018 Commencement

Cleveland State University Fall 2021 Commencement 

Morning & Afternoon Ceremonies – Sunday, December 12

CSU will hold Fall 2021 commencement ceremonies on Sunday December 12 at the Wolstein Center. More details will be available soon.

 

Afternoon Ceremony – Sunday, December 12

A separate in-person ceremony will be held for class of 2020 graduates who were unable to walk the stage due to pandemic safety protocols.  Please R.S.V.P. here by October 31 to let us know you will be attending. More details will be available soon.

 

Cleveland State University Spring 2021 Commencement Livestream

Program Book: View the Spring 2021 Commencement Program Book​​​​​​​

Morning Ceremony - Saturday, May 15, at 9 a.m.

Afternoon Ceremony - Saturday, May 15, at 1 p.m.

Cleveland State University Spring 2021 Commencement

CSU will hold two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 15, at Progressive Field in downtown Cleveland.

Morning and Afternoon Commencement Ceremonies
The morning commencement ceremony will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. All graduates, faculty and platform party guests must be present by 8 a.m. and remain in the stadium for the duration of the program. The morning ceremony will include the following Colleges:

  • College of Sciences and Health Professions
  • School of Nursing
  • College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
  • Secretary Marcia Fudge as commencement speaker​​​​​​​, providing video-recorded address due to new, COVID-related travel guidance from the White House.

The afternoon commencement ceremony will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. All graduates, faculty and platform party guests must be present by Noon and remain in the stadium for the duration of the program. The afternoon ceremony will include the following Colleges:

  • Washkewicz College of Engineering
  • College of Education & Human Services
  • Monte Ahuja College of Business
  • Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law​​​​​​​
  • Secretary Marcia Fudge as commencement speaker​​​​​​​, ​​​​​​​providing video-recorded address due to new, COVID-related travel guidance from the White House.

Morning and afternoon commencement ceremonies will be held rain or shine.

 

Ticket Update

We are pleased to be able to celebrate the Class of 2021 with in-person commencement ceremonies. The health and safety of our graduates, their families and friends remains our top priority. As of April 27, each graduate will now receive four tickets to commencement: one ticket for themselves and three tickets for guests. A livestream of the ceremonies will be available for those who cannot attend.

For more information on Commencement tickets, and how to claim them, click here. (Note: Tickets are required for entry into Progressive Field, including for graduates. Children 2 years and under do not require a ticket, but must be seated on a ticketed guest's lap during the ceremony.)

CSU will continue our Covid-19 safety protocols during commencement ceremonies at Progressive Field. This includes mask-wearing, social distancing and following safety protocols outlined by Progressive Field.

 

Protocols

To read important protocol information and guidelines for Commencement, click here.

 

For more information:​​​​​​​
-HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge to address both commencement ceremonies via video (April 29, 2021)
​​​​​​​-Commencement Tickets Now Available – Claim Yours Today! (April 29, 2021)
​​​​​​​-Policy Guidelines for Spring Commencement on May 15 and Ticket Update (April 27, 2021)
-Commencement Important Information
​​​​​​​-Important Updates on Spring Commencement (April 2, 2021)
-Cleveland State University to Host In-person Spring 2021 Commencement at Progressive Field in Downtown Cleveland on May 15 (March 3, 2021)​​​​​​​

 

CLEVELAND STATE ALMA MATER

Near the shores of great Lake Erie, grand for all to view
Proudly stands our Alma Mater noble CSU
Lift your voices, join the chorus 'til our work is through.
Hail to thee our Alma Mater hail, hail all, CSU!

To educate, for future's sake, truth through knowledge is our goal,
Steadfast remains our Alma Mater, whatever the future holds.
Lift your voices, join the chorus 'til our work is through.
Hail to thee our Alma Mater hail, all hail, CSU!