CSU held two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14, at the Wolstein Center in downtown Cleveland. Commencement was livestreamed for those unable to attend the ceremonies in-person.
Looking for the highlights? Try our Spring Commencement playlist for bite-sized speeches from President Bloomberg, valedictorians, guest speakers and more!
Please note: Monday, March 7 was the deadline to apply for graduation, which ensured your name was printed in the commencement program. Applications received after March 7 may not appear in the program.
We were honored to welcome Congresswoman Shontel M. Brown as our commencement speaker for the morning ceremony. Congresswoman Brown is a lifelong Clevelander who has served the people of Northeast Ohio for more than a decade. She now represents Ohio’s 11th Congressional District and continues her work as a proven and unifying leader, drawing job-creating projects to the district, improving access to affordable health care and supporting public education.
The morning commencement ceremony included the following colleges:
- College of Education and Human Services
- Washkewicz College of Engineering
- College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
- Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
We captured some great photos documenting Spring Commencement. Check out the morning ceremony album here!
Morning University Valedictorian
Meet Caleb Palagyi, who now holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the Waskewicz College of Engineering. "Go out into the world and thank those bridge builders in your life. And strive to become a bridge builder yourself." Watch his full valedictorian address to the class of 2022 here.
Watch the full live ceremony here!
Having trouble viewing? Try this link: 2022 Morning Ceremony.
Our afternoon commencement speaker was Timothy Alexander, best-selling writer, award-winning speaker and life coach. Alexander was a highly-ranked college football prospect when a life-changing accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, sending him on a new path inspiring others. “We don’t need it to be easy we just need it to be possible.®”
The afternoon commencement ceremony included the following colleges:
- Monte Ahuja College of Business
- School of Nursing
- College of Sciences and Health Professions
We captured some great photos documenting Spring Commencement. Check out the afternoon ceremony album here!
Afternoon University Valedictorian
Meet Connor Mahon, a third-generation CSU graduate, who now holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing from the College of Sciences and Health Professions. "Go forward with hope for the future and know that once a Viking, always a Viking." Watch his full valedicatorian address to the class of 2022 here.
Watch the full live ceremony here!
Having trouble viewing? Try this link: 2022 Afternoon Ceremony.
Grad Image Photos
Grad images was on location during commencement to capture our grads on-stage. Photos taken by Grad Images can be found on gradimages.com/clevelandstateuniversity. Additionally, Grad Images will be reaching out to graduates directly with proofs of photos and details on how to place an order. If you haven’t receiveed an email in the weeks following commencement, please reach out to Grad Images Customer Service Department at (800) 261-2576, online at gradimages.com or email email@example.com.