Walsh

Commencement

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 Dates

January Commencement: January 26, 2019
June Commencement: June 22, 2019

 The Commencement Ceremony takes place at 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. 
  • The email will be sent after registration has started for your final semester.  Note: If the application was submitted late, notification may or may not be sent, depending on how late it was submitted. 

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 arrival

  • You will be notified by mail about 6-8 weeks after the completion of your final semester.
  • It can be mailed or picked up at one of the three campus locations. (Note:  If you have a balance, your diploma will not be released until it is paid in full).
  • If you finished your degree 10 weeks ago or more, please complete the diploma release.

Diploma reorder

Cap & Gown Information

  • You have two options to purchase a cap and gown and complete your commencement participation form: in the bookstore or online.
  • The cap & gown pricing is: $46.98 (Bachelor) or $85.96 (Master) plus tax.
  • Additional items plus tax include: Master Hood ($37.98), 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 the Records, Registration, & Veteran Services Office.  Please email records@walshcollege.edu for verification.

Invitation and Ticket Information

  • Initial invitations are mailed to eligible students. 
  • Final details will be mailed approximately two weeks prior to the ceremony, or call 248-823-1650 for more information.

Release Authorization

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