Apply for graduation

Application deadline/process

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

Winter 2022

If you will complete your degree requirements in the winter semester ending in May 2022, you must have completed the online degree application by Friday, Feb. 11, 2022. If your application was received by the deadline date, you may participate in the May 2022 commencement ceremonies.

Spring/summer 2022

If you will complete your degree requirements in the spring/summer term and would like to participate in the May 2022 commencement ceremonies, you must complete your degree application by Friday, March 11, 2022. If you do not wish to participate in May, you must complete the online degree application by Friday, June 3, 2022. You will then be invited to participate in the December 2022 commencement ceremonies.

Walking in commencement does not mean that 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 whether you have completed all degree requirements.

For additional information, please visit the Registrar's office.
 

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 should contact the Graduate School Ph.D. Office at phdstudents@wayne.edu for specific requirements needed to participate in commencement. Spring/summer Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to participate in the May commencement ceremonies.

Ed.D. candidates should contact the College of Education Graduate Advising Office at 313-577-1635 for specific requirements needed to participate in commencement.
 

Tickets

Graduates must register online for their Graduate Access Pass and guest tickets. Information will be emailed to eligible graduates in mid-April.

Tickets are required for all graduates and guests, no matter the age, attending commencement.

Guest tickets

Each eligible graduate may receive four (4) guest tickets. 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.