Commencement

Dear Detroit Mercy Community:

As a result of the Center for Disease Control’s COVID-19 guideline that gatherings of more than 50 people should not be held over the next eight (8) weeks, the President’s Council has decided to postpone the May 8 and 9 McNichols Campus, School of Law and School of Dentistry 2020 Commencement Ceremonies. We know this is very disappointing news to our Class of 2020, but the safety of our students, their families and our staff takes precedence in this situation. Over the next couple of months, we will evaluate the possibility of rescheduling the ceremonies to a later date or having an appropriate celebration to honor our graduates.

Students should be reassured that after their degree requirements are completed, their degrees will be conferred and diplomas and transcripts will be available. More information will be coming from the Registrar’s Office.

Thank you for your understanding and for the most current information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit https://www.udmercy.edu/life/health/health-advisory.php.

Sincerely,
Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.

President

 

Dentistry and Law

The professional school commencement ceremonies will be held TBD.

McNichols Campus

Watch the McNichols Campus Commencements Live online:

  • ceremony for Master, Specialist and Doctoral degrees
  • ceremony for Bachelor degrees
Students pose for a photo at commencement.

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.

In 2020, 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.

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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 2020 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 $20.20 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: 2019 Commencement

Last year, University of Detroit Mercy proudly welcomed School of Dentistry graduates, School of Law graduates and 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.

Click here to see highlights from the 2019 ceremonies.

Commencement Information

Commencement Live Stream for Dental and McNichols Campuses

Watch Live Stream Commencement

Commencement Seating Chart

Check back closer to commencement for the seating chart.

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.