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May Commencement

                                          MAY 2017 COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION

The May 2017 University commencement ceremonies will be on Tuesday, May 9 and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Wednesday, May 10 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The ceremonies will be held at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit.

 Wayne State University confers degrees at these ceremonies for graduates from the Winter and Spring/Summer semesters. The ceremonies are for students completing degrees only - Ph.D., Ed.D., Doctoral, Master and Bachelor. Each student will receive a graduae access pass and six (6) guest tickets. (Please note: Spring/Summer Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to participate in the May Commencement ceremonies.)

Ceremony Schedule

Ceremony I: Tuesday, May 9 - 10 a.m.

  • College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Degrees offered by the following departments and programs: African American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Chicano-Boricua Studies, Classics, Employment and Labor Relations, English, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, German, Global Studies, History, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Labor Studies, Language Learning, Languages, Modern, Linguistics, Near Eastern Languages, Near Eastern Studies,Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Affairs, Romance Languages, Slavic Studies, Sociology, Urban Planning, Urban Studies 

Ceremony II: Tuesday, May 9 - 4 p.m.

  • College of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Astronomy, Audiology, Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Physics, Chemistry,Communication Sciences and Disorders, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Dietetics, Economics, Environmental Science, Geology, Information Systems Technology, Mathematical Economics, Mathematics, Molecular Biotechnology, Nutrition and Food Science, Physics, Political Science, Public Health, Speech-Language Pathology 

Ceremony I: Wednesday, May 10 - 10 a.m.

  • College of Engineering
  • Mike Ilitch School of Business

Ceremony II: Wednesday, May 10 - 4 p.m.

  • School of Social Work
  • School of Library and Information Sciences
  • School of Medicine (Masters and PhD)
  • Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • College of Nursing