Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration

Congratulations, graduates — you did it! While we look forward to recognizing you at a formal commencement ceremony when it is safe and practical to do so, we couldn't let today's milestone pass without celebration.

Join us at your convenience for an online degree conferral presentation with messages from the president, provost and Board of Governors — no cap and gown needed. We encourage all graduates to make this celebration their own, whether you want to watch the videos by yourself or coordinate your viewing with family and friends. Be sure to check out the virtual experiences offered by your school or college.

Want to mark your academic achievement on social media? Special frames and cover photos are available, and they're the perfect way to show your green and gold pride. We also have special e-cards for friends and families to send graduates, available today and tomorrow.


Graduation isn't a singular moment — it's 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, now through April 30.

This week I celebrated earning my MBA with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business. The past 3 years at the Ilitch School have been challenging, informative, and have helped me grow tremendously. While working full-time and taking classes there have been many late nights and early mornings, studying in conference rooms, coffee shops, parking lots, and anywhere where I could sneak in some study time. This journey has not been alone. I can’t begin to thank my friends and family who helped me get here. Whether it was helping me study, taking my phone so I could focus on projects, bringing me dinner at 10 pm when I got home from class, or just letting me know that it will all be worth it in the end. My classmates have inspired me along my journey- all hard working professionals from diverse backgrounds with a common goal. I have met former olympic and college athletes, Detroit police officers, entrepreneurs, working moms bringing their children to class after work, law students, pharmacists, social workers, big 3 engineers, and many more in my classes. The Ilitch School is truly Detroit’s business school- it embodies the diversity, hustle, and grit of this amazing city. I have been endlessly inspired, motivated, and excited for the future.Although these are difficult times, I am excited for the next step in my career and figuring out where my post-MBA journey will bring me. Thank you to everyone for your support along the way! #ilitchbusiness #waynestate #mba #mywsustory