Commencement is a day of new beginnings. Your perseverance and sacrifice have led you to this memorable day, and your Walsh College degree is a building block upon which your career can flourish.

Important UpDates

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Walsh’s June Commencement ceremony is postponed. 

We are tentatively planning to celebrate all 2020 graduates at our January 2021 ceremonies. Additional information will be posted as updates become available. 

 The Commencement Ceremony takes place at Motor City Church (formerly Zion Christian Church),
3668 Livernois Rd., Troy, MI 48083.

2020 Postponed Commencement FAQ's

What is the status of the January 2021 commencement?
Right now planning for this ceremony is in discussion. All planning is considered tentative at this point, but if the January 2021 ceremony goes on as planned, invitations should go out by early November.

Will I still receive my diploma? 
Yes, diplomas will be mailed to the address we have on file for you 4 - 6 weeks after the completion of your final semester. You will receive an email to your Walsh account when it has been mailed. You will also have the option at that point to order an electronic version of your diploma.

Can I purchase regalia?
Links to purchase regalia will be included with the mailed commencement invitations that will tentatively be mailed in November. Individual cap and gown orders are not being accepted.

How will I be informed about the upcoming commencement ceremony?
Continue to visit this website; information will be updated as it becomes available. As noted above, if the January 2021 ceremony goes on as planned-invitations should go out in November.

Will a commencement program still be produced?
Yes, all 2020 graduates’ names will be included in the January 2021 program.

If the January 2021 ceremony is cancelled, will I have an opportunity to attend another commencement ceremony?
This is still in discussion. Information will be updated as it becomes available.

Graduation Information

Graduation is not the same thing as commencement. Graduation is completing the requirements of your certificate or degree program. Commencement is the ceremony celebrating this completion. Students are not required to participate in the commencement ceremony to receive their diplomas. Diplomas are automatically sent after graduation audits are completed. See below for further details:

Class of 2020

Want to show off your accomplishment in your next Zoom meeting? Click on an image below to download one of our Class of 2020 virtual backgrounds!

Walsh Class of 2020 Zoom Background | Day Version
Walsh Class of 2020 Zoom Background | Night Version
Walsh Class of 2020 Zoom Background | Blue Version