Walsh College

Commencement Planning

Each January and June, Walsh College holds commencement ceremonies to confer bachelor's and master's degrees to our graduating students. Family and guests of our graduates are welcome to join this event. Click on one of the links below for details. Have more questions? Call the commencement hotline at 248-823-1650.

Student Attendee Information
Ceremony location and date
Cap & gown ordering
Cap & gown pricing
Delta Mu Delta, Honor, and Military Cords
Authorization for Special Stories in Speech


Initial invitations are mailed to eligibile students. Summer and fall candidates receive notification in November

Student Attendee Information

Students who are participating are sent additional details in the mail about a week before the ceremony. 

Ceremony location and date

Commencement is held at Zion Christian Church in Troy. 

  • January  27, 2018 (September and December 2017 candidates)
  • June 23, 2018 (March and June 2018 candidates)

Cap & gown ordering

You have three options to purchase a cap & gown and to complete the commencement participation form.

Grad Fair




Cap & Gown Pricing

Complete Package

Bachelor's $45.98
Master's $83.96

Note:  Prices shown are as of June 2017. Price includes cap, gown, tassel, master hood (if applicable), but excludes tax.   

Individual pricing

Tassel:  $11.98
Cap:  $16.98
Master's Hood:  $36.98
UG Honor Cord:  Complimentary
Military Cord:  Complimentary
DMD Stole:  $30
DMD Medallion:  $24
DMD Honor Cord:  $10

Note:  Prices shown are as of June 2017. Most of these items, with exception of tassel & cap are for a select group of students. Prices exclude tax. The Delta Mu Delta honor stole, medallion, and honor cord can be purchased on the DMD website.

Delta Mu Delta, Honor, and Military Cords

Delta Mu Delta Cords, Medallion, & Stole

Walsh DMD chapter members can purchase online.

Honor Cords

Undergraduate students who have achieved a cumulative of 3.500 or higher GPA and attend will receive a honor cord the day of the ceremony.

Military Cords

U.S. active duty and veteran students are eligible for a military cord. Students who attend will receive a cord the day of the ceremony.
Note: Your military status will be verified with the Records, Registration, & Veteran Services Office.



Each ceremony varies and depends on the number of candidates attending. There is no cost for the tickets.

Requests for Extra Tickets

If you need more tickets, we highly recommend that you check with other classmates attending the ceremony. Overflow space is available with a large video screen and located in the Chapel Room. Tickets are not needed for this room and it is located just down the hall from the auditorium. 

If extra tickets can be distributed, requests can be made via an online form. The web address will be provided in a letter that is mailed two weeks before the ceremony. If tickets have been granted, their name and tickets will be available at Will Call (located in Zion lobby) the morning of the ceremony.

Authorization for Special Stories in Speech

If a Walsh staff member has requested information from you that could potentially be included in the president's speech, a FERPA release form needs to be submitted. The Records, Registration & Veteran Services Office will need this returned no later than two weeks before the ceremony.