Apply for graduation

Application deadline/process

All degree candidates must apply to have their degrees certified and to be eligible to participate in commencement.

Spring/summer 2022

The deadline for spring/summer degree applications was Friday, June 3, 2022. If you applied and completed your degree requirements in the spring/summer 2022 term and did not participate in the May 2022 commencement ceremonies, you may participate in the December 2022 commencement ceremony.

Fall 2022

If you will be completing your degree requirements in the fall term (ending in December 2022), you must complete the online degree application by Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. If your application is received by the deadline date, you may participate in the December 2022 commencement ceremony.

Walking in commencement does not mean you have completed your degree requirements or that you will receive your diploma. Please verify with both your major advisor in your department and/or your general academic advisor to be certain you have completed all of your degree requirements.

For additional information, please visit the Office of the Registrar's website.
 

Academic status

Review your STARS Degree Audit in Academica and contact your academic advisor if you are unsure whether all your requirements have been met or if you have any questions.
 

Ph.D./Ed.D. candidates

Ph.D. candidates, please contact the Graduate School Ph.D. Office at phdstudents@wayne.edu to confirm the exact requirements you need to complete in order to participate in commencement.

Ed.D. candidates, please contact the College of Education Graduate Advising Office at 313-577-1635 to confirm the exact requirements you need to complete in order to participate in commencement.

Please check your WSU email for correspondence and messages from the Commencement Office.
 

Tickets

Graduates may receive a total of four (4) guest tickets. Tickets are required for all graduates and guests attending commencement regardless of age. Extra tickets are not available.

Guest tickets

Graduates will be required to register online for their graduate access pass and guest tickets. Information will be emailed to eligible graduates in late November.

Guest admission to the Wayne State Fieldhouse is by ticket only. Please note: Strollers, car seats or infant carriers are not allowed in the fieldhouse.

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Wayne State University! We look forward to seeing you in December.