The winter 2023 commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, December 16 at the Wayne State Fieldhouse.

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.

Upcoming commencement dates

The following commencement dates are subject to change. Ph.D./Ed.D. hooding ceremonies will be held at the Hilberry Theatre. All other graduation ceremonies will be held at the Wayne State Fieldhouse.

  • May 2, 2024
  • May 3-4, 2024  


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.