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Commencement

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Grads 2017

University of Detroit Mercy proudly welcomes 181 School of Dentistry graduates, 158 School of Law graduates and 1,057 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 Detroit Mercy Law, Detroit Mercy Dental and McNichols Campus Commencement ceremonies, held on May 12 & 13.


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.

To make your commencement experience go as smoothly and enjoyable as possible, be sure to visit Preparation to Graduate, the Frequently Asked Questions, and as the big day approaches, Graduation Day.

Dentistry and Law

For information on the professional school commencement ceremonies, see:

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    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 2017 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 elliottjm@udmercy.edu to sign up. 

    How much should I give?

    We’re suggesting a gift of $20.17 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.

Contact information

Cap & Gown

For information on the Cap & Gown, check Preparations to Graduate. 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.

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