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May Commencement

                                          MAY 2017 COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION

The May 2017 University commencement ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10 at 9 a.m.,
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 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 graduate 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 - 9 a.m.

  • 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 - 2 p.m.

  • College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
  • College of Education

Ceremony III: Tuesday, May 9 - 7 p.m.

  • 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 - 9 a.m.

  • School of Library and Information Science
  • Mike Ilitch School of Business
  • School of Medicine (Ph.D./Master's)

Ceremony II: Wednesday, May 10 - 2 p.m.

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

Ceremony III: Wednesday, May 10 - 7 p.m.

  • College of Engineering