Welcome to the 2013 Information Website. On behalf of Marygrove College, I would like to extend our warmest congratulations on your upcoming graduation! The completion of your degree requirements and your participation in commencement are important events. We are very proud of you, and look forward to celebrating with you at the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Please take some time to review the 2013 Marygrove Commencement Information Booklets and other important information as soon as possible, since they contain important, time-sensitive information. Remember— you must use the links, as indicated, to complete the registration process and submit other appropriate paperwork to ensure that you meet the deadlines.
We look forward to seeing you at these very special events.
Carolyn A. Roberts, Ed.D., L.L.P.
Assistant Dean of Student Development
Saturday, May 11 • 11:00 a.m.
Marygrove College • Outside of Liberal Arts Building
Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master's degree candidates who have completed degree requirements for Spring/Summer 2012, Fall 2012, or Winter 2013 semesters are eligible to participate.
Tickets are not required. Please plan to attend with your guests. You must arrive at Marygrove College, Madame Cadillac Building no later than 9:45 a.m. (continental breakfast 8:00-9:30 a.m. in Madame Cadillac Building). Marshals, identified by green robes and pins, will direct you to the area where you will robe and line-up.
To participate in the academic procession and the Commencement Ceremony, you must:
When you assemble for the procession, you will receive a card with your name and degree. During the ceremony, designated readers will be at two podiums on stage. You will follow the Marshals to the podium, hand your card to the reader, and then proceed to the middle of the stage. If you have an unusual pronunciation to your name, make sure you let them know so your name can be pronounced correctly. You will receive your diploma case and congratulations from the Chairperson of the Board or the Marygrove College President.
A professional photographer will take a picture of each graduate as they receive their diploma. Information on purchasing these photographs will be available at the Commencement Ceremony.
Guests may photograph/videotape in designated areas only.
During the ceremony, you will receive your diploma case. If you have satisfied your financial obligations to the College, you can pick up your diploma in the Enrollment Center, Liberal Arts Building, Room 120 on Friday, May 10, from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 11, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Proper picture ID is required for the release of diplomas - no exceptions. Diplomas not picked up will be mailed to your address of record within 4-6 weeks following the Commencement Ceremony. If you do not receive your diploma within that time frame, please call the Registrar’s Office at (313) 927-1238.
Any candidate with an outstanding balance will be able to participate (walk) in the Commencement Ceremony. All outstanding balances must be paid by Friday, April 19, 2012 or your diploma and official transcripts will be withheld until all outstanding balances are paid. If you have any questions regarding your account, contact the Cashier in the Enrollment Center at (313) 927-1227.
Please call the Commencement Hotline at (313) 927-1471.
(Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Candidates Only) Thursday, May 9 • 7:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Chapel, Liberal Arts Building
The Baccalaureate Ceremony consists of the procession, Mass, hooding and sending off of students. To ensure candidates celebrate and enjoy this ceremony, please follow the guidelines below.
Marygrove College has reserved blocks of rooms at discounted rate at the Courtyard Detroit Southfield. Reservations must be made prior to April 8, 2013.
Courtyard Marriott Detroit Southfield
27027 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48033
Reservations: (800) 321-2211
Online Reservations for a King Room ($75/night – 1/King with a sleeper sofa):
Online Reservations for a Queen Room ($85/night – 2/Queens):