Graduation Information

Dear Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Candidates:

Welcome to the 2017 Commencement Information Website. On behalf of Marygrove College, we would like to extend our warmest congratulations to you 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 13, 2017.

Please take some time to review the 2017 Marygrove Commencement Information Booklets and other important information as soon as possible, since they contain important, time-sensitive information.

Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 13, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. (Rain or Shine)

Marygrove College – Outside of Liberal Arts Building

Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degree candidates who have completed degree requirements for Summer 2016, Fall 2016, or Winter 2017 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 9:30 a.m. (Continental breakfast 8:00-9:30 a.m. in Madame Cadillac Building). Marshals, identified by green robes, will direct you to the area where you will robe and line up.

UG Commencement Info Book and Forms

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Graduate Commencement Info Book and Forms

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Full details available in the Commencement Info Book Downloads


To participate in the academic procession and the Commencement Ceremony, you must:

  • Wear your cap, gown, hood and black tassel and professional attire.
  • Refrain from wearing large, conspicuous jewelry.
  • As this is a solemn ceremony, decorating your cap is strongly discouraged.
  • Wear comfortable shoes (black), as walking briskly in the procession can be difficult.
  • Leave your personal belongings with one of your guests.


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 name card to the reader, and then proceed to the middle of the stage. If you have an unusual pronunciation to your name, you may write it phonetically on your card and 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.


During the ceremony, you will receive your diploma case. If you have satisfied your financial obligations to the College, your diploma 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) 927-1263.


Any candidate with an outstanding balance will be able to participate (walk) in the Commencement Ceremony. All outstanding balances must be paid by Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 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 Business Office or call (313) 927-1227.


If you or one of your guests require additional assistance for the Commencement Ceremony, call the Office of Disability Support Services (313) 927-1556.


Please call the Commencement Hotline at (313) 927-1471.

Undergraduate Degree Candidate Baccalaureate Ceremony

(Associate and Bachelor's Degree Candidates Only) Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.

Sacred Heart Chapel, Liberal Arts Building

The Baccalaureate Ceremony consists of the procession, Mass, Hooding and the sending off of students. To ensure candidates celebrate and enjoy this ceremony, please follow the guidelines below.

Read more: Undergraduate Degree Candidate Baccalaureate Ceremony

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