December 2021 Commencement

We are pleased to announce that the December 2021 commencement ceremonies will be held in-person at the Fox Theatre for spring/summer and fall 2021 graduates.

The December 2021 commencement ceremonies will be held Monday, Dec. 13, and Tuesday, Dec. 14. Each ceremony will last approximately one hour. Please see the complete schedule for the day and time of your ceremony. While we are still experiencing restrictions, we are excited to formally confer degrees and acknowledge these achievements in a more personal and formal matter.

Wayne State University confers degrees for fall, winter and spring/summer terms and honors its graduates by hosting commencement ceremonies in December and May. These ceremonies are for students completing doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees. If appropriate deadlines are met, students completing their degree requirements in the spring/summer or fall 2021 terms may participate in the December 2021 commencement ceremonies.  

All Ph.D./Ed.D. candidates must check with their advisor and/or dean's office in the Graduate School or the College of Education for the exact requirements necessary to participate in the December commencement ceremonies.


The deadline for spring/summer degree applications was Friday, June 11, 2021. If you have applied and completed your degree requirements by the deadline date, you may participate in the December 2021 commencement ceremonies.

The deadline for fall degree applications was Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. If your application was received by the deadline date, you may participate in the December 2021 commencement ceremonies.


Graduation is so much more than a moment. It is the culmination of your time at Wayne State University, captured in memories, photos, videos and experiences. Share what this journey has meant to you using #MyWSUStory.

Commencement Redux

We recognize that graduation is an important milestone to celebrate with classmates, professors, friends and family. At the request of President M. Roy Wilson, Wayne State University is planning a special event in spring 2022 for the thousands of students who have graduated during the pandemic but have been unable to attend in-person events. 

Please provide us with your contact information — specifically a non-WSU email address — so we can notify you with all the details. 

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