Commencement Day Instructions
Assembly for Graduates and Candidates
Graduates should arrive at the Wellness Center in the Fieldhouse/Arena no later than 1:00 p.m.
Upon entering the Wellness Center, graduates will be directed to the check-in table to receive a name card. Your card contains a number that indicates your place in the line for the processional. You must line up according to this number. The processional line must be organized and orderly to facilitate the timely beginning of the ceremony. There will be assistance with the line-up order.
Only graduates and authorized personnel are allowed in the Wellness Center. Please make arrangements with family and friends to meet in a designated area after the ceremony.
Approximately ½ hour prior to the start of ceremony, graduates will be directed to the ice arena area to prepare for the start of the processional.
Degree Candidates from each school and college are seated together for the ceremony.
The Campus Closure Information Line, 313-436-9157, will provide information on whether the commencement ceremonies are canceled due to inclement weather.