Graduation Events

Commencement Ceremony

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    2022 Commencement Ceremony

    The 2022 Commencement Ceremony took place in-person on Friday, May 13 at Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus of University of Detroit Mercy.

    Please enjoy the celebratory photos of your accomplishments online

    • University President : Antoine M. Garibaldi
    • Dean: Jelani Jefferson Exum
    • Vivere ex Missione (Living the Mission) Award recipient: Fatmeh T. Cheaib '22
    • Commencement Speaker: Hon. Shalina D. Kumar '96, Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
    • Grand Marshal: Margaret A. Costello, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Veterans Law Clinic
    • St. Thomas More Prayer: Rita Samir Soka '22
    • Graduate Remarks: Erin Kristine Malone '22
    • Invocation: Pamela Zarkowski, J.D., M.P.H.
    • Alumni Speaker: Kyle R. Dufrane '98, President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors

    Watch the Class of 2022 Commencement

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    2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

    The 2020-2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony took place on Friday, May 14.

    • University President : Antoine M. Garibaldi
    • Dean: Phyllis L. Crocker, J.D.
    • Vivere ex Missione (Living the Mission) Award recipient: Deja Monet Davis '21
    • Commencement Speaker: Aramis Ayala '01
    • St. Thomas More Prayer: Deja Monet Davis '21
    • Graduate Remarks: Livia Khemmoro '21
    • Invocation: Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, PH.D. Assistant to the President for Mission Integration and Anita Gicana Klueg, Director for University Mission
    • Alumni Speaker: Kyle R. Dufrane '98, President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors

    Watch the Class of 2021 Virtual Commencement.

    Commencement 2021 Video

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    2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

    • University President : Antoine M. Garibaldi
    • Dean: Phyllis L. Crocker, J.D.
    • Vivere ex Missione (Living the Mission) Award recipient: Veronica Beltran '20
    • St. Thomas More Prayer: Aaron Pattison '20
    • Graduate Remarks: Ertis Tereziu '20
    • Invocation: Father Gilbert (Society of Jesus) and Sister Judith Mouch (Sisters of Mercy)
    • Alumni Speaker: Hon. Michael J. Riordan '90, President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors

    Watch the Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement.
    Commencement 2020 Video

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    2019 Commencement Ceremony

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    • University President: Antoine M. Garibaldi
    • Dean: Phyllis L. Crocker, J.D.
    • Grand Marshal: Loretta Lewins-Peck, Assistant Dean and Registrar
    • Valedictorian: Christopher Stone
    • Invocation: Pamela Zarkowski, J.D., M.P.H.
    • Speaker / Address: Joseph G. Vernon '05
    • Graduate Remarks: Christopher Stone '19
    • St. Thomas More Prayer: Roeiah Epps '19
    • Alumni Speaker: Edward G. Lennon '88, President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors

    Watch the Class of 2019 Commencement.

    Part 1: Introductions and Speeches
    Part 2: Hooding

Baccalaureate Mass

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Hooding Ceremony

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