Seniors: Are you ready for commencement?

Commencement 2019 group photo of students.

Detroit Mercy Grad Salute launches on Thursday, March 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union Fountain Lounge with a plethora of information and resources for all graduating Titans. No RSVP is needed. Stop by and gear up for the McNichols Campus Commencement on Saturday, May 9.

Social media photo booth – #DetroitMercy2020

Grad Salute will host a photo station with props and signs ready to celebrate your Detroit Mercy accomplishments. Write a message on a prop to thank your family, instructors, advisors or best friend and strike a pose. These photos will be displayed in Calihan Hall prior to the Commencement ceremony for family and friends to see while they are wait for the program to begin. Additionally, any photos tagged #DetroitMercy2020 on socials between now and May 9 will also be on display at Commencement.

Alumni Relations and Senior Class Gift giveaways

Spin the wheel and win alumni branded prizes including wine glasses, license plate holders, travel mugs, business card holders, notepads, playing cards and limited-edition Detroit Mercy Detroit Tigers baseball caps. All seniors who sign up for the alumni website Forever Titans are entered to win a special Detroit Mercy diploma frame.

Pre-ceremony cap and gown photos

Grad Images, the official Commencement photographer, will be on campus to a picture of any senior in a provided cap and gown. Alternatively, dress up and take a professional head shot for your LinkedIn profile. Either way, it’s free!

Class rings

Herff-Jones will be available to assist all seniors in ordering graduation announcements and class rings.


Representatives at this year’s Grad Salute include the following:

  • Alumni Relations Office
  • Center for Career and Professional Development
  • Detroit Mercy Graduate Admissions
  • Office of the Registrar
  • Office of Financial Aid
  • Student Accounting Office
  • University Ministry
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Engineering & Science
  • College of Health Professions and McAuley School of Nursing
  • College of Liberal Arts and Education
  • Grad Images
  • Herff-Jones
  • Barnes and Noble Bookstore
  • Alliance Catholic Credit Union

Click here to learn more information about Detroit Mercy Commencement.