Photo of CWRU graduates celebrating at commencement while one graduate points ahead

Commencement week concludes with celebration and focus on the future

Four days. Ten graduation events. 

Case Western Reserve’s first Commencement Week concluded Sunday afternoon with the second of two undergraduate diploma ceremonies—and far larger numbers of family members and friends able to celebrate their graduates’ accomplishments.

The week began Wednesday afternoon with a ‘Clap Out,’ where members of the campus community celebrated all graduates as they processed through the Case Quad to the Veale Convocation Recreation and Athletic Center. Convocation featured multiple awards and remarks, as well as an address from commencement speaker Michael Osterholm, an internationally renowned infectious disease expert. 

The nine diploma ceremonies began Friday morning with graduates of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at the Maltz Performing Arts Center and ended with bachelor’s degree recipients from the Case School of Engineering, Weatherhead School of Management and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing—the last of which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

“Graduates, no matter what comes next for each of you,” President Eric W. Kaler said, “you will always be part of our Case Western Reserve family.”

Learn more about the undergraduate Class of 2023’s future plans in this video.