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.


 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. 

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 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

  • 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.
  • Interested in being the student speaker or a flag bearer for commencement? Complete the nomination form at www.walshcollege.edu/nominate-me.