Congratulations, Titan Class of 2021!

Student poses for Grad Salute photo booth celebrating the end of the school year.

On behalf of the entire Detroit Mercy community, we look forward to celebrating your extraordinary achievements at the 2021 Commencement Ceremonies:

  • School of Dentistry – May 14
  • School of Law – May 14
  • McNichols Campus Undergraduate, Graduate and Aquina Nursing Students – May 15

While we wish we could celebrate your Commencement in Calihan Hall as we usually do, the current state guidelines prohibit large in-person gatherings. Nevertheless, we are committed to celebrating your outstanding accomplishments and your degree. The Commencement Planning Committee, which includes representatives from all campuses, is preparing to honor you with an exceptional virtual commencement experience.

  • Virtual Commencement ceremonies will be created for each of the seven schools and colleges: Architecture, Business Administration, Dentistry, Engineering & Science, Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing, Law and Liberal Arts & Education. The specific times for the events will be announced at a future date so you can share that information with your family and friends.
  • We have partnered with Full Measure, a company that creates virtual commencement ceremonies. Full Measure will work with you to create a personalized slide shown as part of the ceremony as your name is called. There will also be a mobile-first interactive social media celebration delivered to you that you can share with your family and friends.
  • The Commencement Planning Committee is also planning a Parade of Graduates for each school and college. This on-campus event will provide you with an opportunity for photos and other activities. Dates, times and descriptions for these events will be announced at a later date.
  • The health and safety of everyone who might attend the Parade of Graduates is important to Detroit Mercy. Thus, only graduates will be permitted to attend the on-campus event; guests will not be allowed. We will continue to monitor the public health situation until the planned events and notify you of any changes that may enable guests or prohibit these in-person events.

More information will be provided by the Commencement Planning Committee and our partner, Full Measure, throughout the term. Please look for email correspondence from both the Committee and Full Measure.

We will keep you informed about the Commencement ceremonies and what you will need to do to participate in this joyful —and safe — 2021 Commencement.

Caps, Gowns and Academic Regalia

For graduates who wish to order a cap and gown for photos, please submit orders by Sunday, March 14 with Herff Jones. If you want your personalized slide to include a photo of you in your academic regalia then you must order your cap and down on time so you will receive them in time.

Visit Herff Jones for more information on class rings, graduation announcements, diploma frames and other academic regalia.

Socials and Staying Connected

Share photos and videos on social media by tagging @detmercy on Twitter or Instagram and using #DetroitMercy2021

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Congratulations, Class of 2021 and GO TITANS!

Titans Together against COVID-19

Students should be reassured that after their degree requirements are completed, their degrees will be conferred, diplomas will be mailed and transcripts will be available. Thank you for your understanding and for the most current information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit