Dentistry and Law, May 10

The professional school commencement ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019. For details, see:

McNichols Campus, May 11

Watch the McNichols Campus Commencements Live online:

  • 9:30 a.m. ceremony for Master, Specialist and Doctoral degrees
  • 2:30 p.m. ceremony for Bachelor degrees

Please Note: Bridge repairs and roadwork on I-75 in northern Oakland County may impact your travel to Detroit Mercy campuses. I-75 will have reduced lanes. Expect delays and plan extra time when traveling to Detroit Mercy for commencement exercises.

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Livernois Ave. near McNichols Campus also has reduced lanes between 7 Mile and 8 Mile as on-going construction continues. Expect delays.

Grads 2017

We know you've worked hard during your time at University of Detroit Mercy. Commencement is a time to celebrate all that hard work with the entire Detroit Mercy community.

New in 2019, there will be two McNichols Campus ceremonies. A morning ceremony for Master/Specialist/Doctoral candidates and an afternoon ceremony for Bachelor candidates. Please check the Graduation Day  page for details.

To make your commencement experience go as smoothly and enjoyable as possible, be sure to visit Preparation to Graduate and Frequently Asked Questions.


    Senior Class Giving

    You will always remember your days at Detroit Mercy, the professors who taught you and the lifelong friends you made. As a member of the Detroit Mercy family, we ask that you help continue the legacy that shaped your experience at Detroit Mercy by making a gift to the 2019 Senior Class Gift Campaign.

    What is the Detroit Mercy Senior Class Gift?

    The Detroit Mercy Senior Class Gift Campaign promotes the importance of philanthropy through a student-lead financial campaign. All a senior has to do is make a modest contribution to help leave our mark and make a difference for future students. Donate today.

    Join the committee!

    Committee members are asked to make a gift, help finalize the project that campaign funds will benefit, and help plan and promote multiple events throughout the second semester. The main goal is to celebrate Detroit Mercy seniors and raise awareness and funds for the Senior Class Gift Campaign. Show your school spirit and help the committee run a successful campaign. Email to sign up. 

    How much should I give?

    We’re suggesting a gift of $20.19 to remember the graduating class, but a donation of any amount can help make a difference in the lives and experiences of Titans for generations to come. The campaign has both a dollar goal and a donor goal. The number of senior students giving to the campaign positively influences the University’s ranking in publications such as U.S. News & World Report.

Last year: 2018 Commencement

Last year, University of Detroit Mercy proudly welcomed School of Dentistry graduates, School of Law graduates and 1,147 bachelor's, master's and doctoral graduates from the McNichols Campus to our alumni family. Congratulations to them all for their years of hard work. We are honored to have been a part of their journey.

See the photo galleries for the 2018 ceremonies

Commencement Information

Commencement Live Stream for Dental and McNichols Campuses

Watch Live Stream Commencement

Commencement Seating Chart

Graduate Ceremony seating chart (Master, Specialist and Doctoral degrees)

Undergraduate Ceremony seating chart (Bachelor degrees)

Cap & Gown

For information on the Cap & Gown, check Preparations to Graduate. Only approved academic regalia can be worn. For additional questions please contact the Registrar’s Office at 313-993-3313.

Baccalaureate Mass

For information on the Baccalaureate Mass, contact Campus Ministry at 313-993-1560.

Interpretation for the deaf

Please call 313-993-1158.

Student accounts/Graduation fee

Contact the Student Accounting Office at 313-993-1420

Graduation requirements

Contact the College/School Dean’s Office. Requirements vary by college and program.