The December 2022 commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Wayne State Fieldhouse. Each ceremony will last approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Please see 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. The ceremonies are for students completing degrees only — Ph.D., Ed.D., doctoral, master's and bachelor's.

If appropriate deadlines are met, students completing their degree requirements in one of the following terms may participate in the December 2022 commencement ceremonies:

  • Spring/summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

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 in order to participate in the December commencement ceremonies.


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