Walsh College

Hip, Hip Hooray! I'm Graduating!

If you finished your degree in March or will be completing it in June, you will be receiving a commencement invitation in the mail soon. Keep your eyes peeled on your mailbox for an envelope with a cap in the left-hand corner. We take pride in hosting a personalized ceremony for you and your family, including a relatively small venue with good seats, live ceremony music from LaCorda, a professional photographer, a reception with refreshments, and even a free padfolio for you, our newest group of alums!

A select group of students are honored for their achievements. Undergraduate students who achieve a 3.500 cumulative GPA receive an honor cord the day of the ceremony. Delta Mu Delta students have an opportunity to purchase a cord or stole (available by ordering on their website). My personal favorites are the military cords for our U.S. military/veterans. If you spot a grad with a red, white, and blue cord, take a moment to thank them for their service.


Cap & Gown Purchases:  Three Options

Grad Fairs

Mark your calendar for the Grad Fairs April 26 at the Novi campus and April 27 at Troy. While at the Grad Fair, you can purchase your cap & gown at a 10% discounted rate (available only on these nights), receive your seven guest tickets, chat with the alumni association, and much more!

Online and Bookstore

If you can’t make it these days, you have two other ways of purchasing your cap & gown. Online purchases can be made April 28-June 3 or you can purchase at the bookstore May 1-June 8. Please note that if you purchase online, your gown will be shipped to your house and your guest tickets will be available at Will Call the day of the ceremony. Will Call is located in the main lobby at Zion Christian Church.


Time to Shine

If you love to be in the spotlight, consider nominating yourself to be the student speaker. Nominations can be submitted until May 5. We do require nominees to submit an audition video via YouTube; those are due by May 12. 

If you would like to be in the spotlight but get nervous speaking in front of large crowds, consider being a flag bearer. Flags representing a cross section of countries are paraded into the auditorium before the ceremony. Selected students will need to attend a brief rehearsal the morning of the commencement ceremony. 

If you’d like to nominate yourself as the student speaker or a flag bearer, complete the nomination form online.

For more details about the ceremony, please visit the Commencement web page.

What are you looking forward to most about graduation?

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