May Commencement


The May 2018 Commencement ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, May 8 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Ford Field, 2000 Brush St., 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. (Please note: Spring/Summer Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to participate in the May Commencement ceremonies.)

Ceremony Schedule

Ceremony I

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of Information Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • School of Social Work

 Ceremony II

  • Mike Ilitch School of Business
    College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • School of Medicine (Ph.D./Master's)

Doors to Ford Field will open two hours before each ceremony at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each ceremony will last approximately two hours.

Note: Walking in Commencement does not constitute graduation or guarantee that you will receive your diploma. Check with you school or college advisor to confirm all graduation requirements have been met.