Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Wayne State University!

While we look forward to recognizing you at a formal commencement ceremony when it is safe and practical to do so, for now, we are modifying the December commencement ceremony as a necessary public health measure.

Virtual ceremony

Special virtual commencement ceremonies for spring/summer and fall 2020 graduates will take place Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Detailed information on the ceremonies will be coming soon. 

You will soon reach a milestone that you have worked very hard to accomplish. We understand this is not the way you planned to celebrate your achievements, but we hope you and your family and friends will participate and know how proud we are of each of you.   

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.

Apply for graduation

Students completing degree requirements in the spring/summer and fall terms are eligible to participate in the December 2020 commencement ceremonies. All students completing their degree requirements must complete the online degree application to have their degrees certified.

The application deadline for fall 2020 graduates is Friday, Oct. 2. Please be sure you complete and submit the online application by this date.


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 Dec. 23.