The spring 2023 commencement ceremonies will be held May 3, 4 and 5.

Ceremonies will last approximately 90 minutes. Please view the complete ceremony schedule for the time of your school or college's ceremony.

Wayne State University confers degrees for fall, winter and spring/summer terms and honors its graduates by hosting commencement ceremonies in December and May. Ceremonies are for students completing the following degrees: Ph.D., Ed.D., doctoral, master's and bachelor's.

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 that must be completed to participate in 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. We invite you to share what this journey has meant to you by using #MyWSUStory on social media.