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2020 Commencement

Facebook users can interact with others during a Facebook Premiere broadcast of Commencement, and everyone can watch on this page at their convenience. Both launch at 11am EDT Friday, May 15.

Help us celebrate by tagging photos with #CIAgrad2020.

Virtual ceremony

Friday, May 15, 2020, 11am EDT

CIA students, faculty, staff, parents and friends are invited to tune into the virtual ceremony on Friday, May 15 at 11am EDT. Students will hear from CIA President + CEO Grafton Nunes, Vice President of Academic Affairs + CAO Kathryn Heidemann, commencement speaker Brian Peterson ’09 and a student speaker who has yet to be named. Students will receive individual name recognition read by their respective major chairs followed by the conferral of degrees by President Nunes.

Facebook users can interact with others during a Facebook Premiere broadcast of Commencement, and everyone can watch on this page at their convenience. Both launch at 11am EDT Friday, May 15.

Student Commencement Speaker

Alicia Telzerow, Glass major, grew up in greater Cleveland and has been a craftsperson from an early age. During her time at the Cleveland Institute of Art, she has worked as an open studio tech at CIA and as a technical assistant for local artists. She has completed her studies majoring in Glass and plans to pursue studies in graduate school. 

Social Media

Share your excitement leading up to the ceremony and celebrate with us during the big day by following CIA on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, and tagging your posts with the official commencement hashtag: #CIAgrad2020

Questions

For questions about graduation applications or diplomas, please contact the Registrar’s Office by phone at 216.421.7321 or by email at registrar@cia.edu.

For questions about commencement, please contact Colleen in the President’s office at 216.421.7410 or by email at cmsweeney@cia.edu.

 

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April 22, 2020: We know how much commencement means to our entire community, and we are pleased to announce details on how we plan to recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2020. Please join us at 11am EST on Friday, May 15 for a pre-recorded, virtual ceremony. If you're unable to watch at that time, it will be also be available on this page for viewing at your leisure.

We are exploring options for in-person activities to reconnect as a comunity at a time when it is safe to do so.

For more information:

Colleen Sweeney
Executive Assistant
216.421.7410 | Contact

- OR -

Marty Mondello-Hendren
Registrar
216.421.7320 | Contact

Diplomas

Diplomas are not distributed to students during the ceremony. Diplomas are mailed in June.

Degree candidates must meet specific obligations for graduation before diplomas and final transcripts will be issued. Read more about this in the April 22 email to seniors.

 

Celebrate with us!

Tag commencement photos with #CIAgrad2020