Walsh

Commencement

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

Details

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

Graduation Information


Graduation Application Deadlines and Form

The $50 application fee covers the cost of processing your audit and diploma. (It does not include cap & gown and/or announcements.)

To complete the application login to the Portal go to:

  • WebAdvisor for Students
  • Click Academic Planning Tools
  • Click Application for Graduation

Graduation Semester/Month   Application Deadline
Fall (December) August 1
Winter (March) November 1
Spring (June) February 1
Summer (September) May 1

Audit Status and Notification

  • Your record will be audited to ensure compliance with all graduation requirements.
  • Preliminary audit results will be sent to your Walsh email account. 

Degree Posting/Notification

  • 4-6 weeks after the completion of your final semester. A congratulatory letter from the president is then mailed.

Verification of Non-posted Degree

  • If your degree has not been posted yet, we can create a letter indicating you are a candidate for graduation.
  • You can complete the verification form to have this letter created.

Diploma Size

  • Certificate 7" x 9"
  • Undergraduate 8" x 10"
  • Graduate 8.5" x 11"
  • Doctoral 11" x 14"

Diploma Distribution

  • Diplomas are prepared by our official diploma vendor, the Michael Sutter company.
  • Your diploma will be automatically mailed to you 4-6 weeks after your degree is posted.
  • Please check My Profile in Web Advisor to confirm the address we have on file is accurate.
  • To update your address, please complete the Student Record Change Form.
  • Diplomas are not presented at the commencement ceremony.
  • Diplomas will not be mailed until all financial holds have been resolved.

Diploma Re-order and Replacement Diplomas

eDiploma Option
  • An eDiploma provides graduates with a secure and convenient way to verify their education. The eDiploma is a signed and certified PDF of your original paper diploma.
  • The PDF can be retrieved and shared as many times needed. The charge for an eDiploma is $5.00 and you will receive your eDiploma shortly after ordering.
  • Once an eDiploma is ordered, it will be sent via email as a high-resolution Adobe Certified PDF File. A certified eDiploma assures the recipient that the document is authentic, comes from a verified source, and has not been tampered with.
  • An eDiploma cannot be printed; it is a digital file only.
Replacement/Duplicate Diploma Option
  • Order easily online ($25 fee). Students can login to the online ordering site with their Student ID and last name to order replacement/duplicate diplomas.
  • If you do not know your Student ID or graduated before March 2005, you can click the "Submit a Diploma Request" icon.

Cap & Gown Information

  • You have three options to purchase a cap and gown and complete your commencement participation form: in the bookstoreonline, or at the Grad Fair.
  • The cap & gown pricing is: $47.98 (Bachelor) or $87.96 (Master) plus tax.
  • Additional items plus tax include: Master Hood ($38.98), Tassel ($11.98), and Cap ($16.98).
  • If you order your cap and gown online and have it shipped, tickets will be at Will Call on the day of the ceremony.

Delta Mu Delta, Honor, and Military Cords

  • Delta Mu Delta: Walsh Delta Mu Delta cords are available on www.deltamudelta.org
  • Honor cord: Undergraduate students who have achieved a cumulative of 3.500 or higher GPA and attend commencement will receive an honor cord on the day of the ceremony.
  • Military cord: U.S. active duty and veteran students are eligible for a military cord. Attendees will receive their cords the day of the ceremony. Note: Your military status will be verified with Records & Registration.  Please email records@walshcollege.edu for verification.

Invitation and Ticket Information