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Graduate information



All graduates in the Class of 2023 must register for Commencement regardless of whether you are attending the ceremony or not.  Each student will receive 10 guest tickets for the ceremony.  You may request additional tickets when completing this form.  We will not know how many extra tickets we have until every student RSVPs, so make sure to submit the Registration/RSVP form by May 5, 2023.  Visit the Ticketing page for further details.


Since many of you are moving, it is imperative that we have an accurate address on file.  Please take a moment to review your address and update it if necessary.  Log into Academica, then click Student Records > View Personal Information.  Review the information and edit if needed.  In the event that you do not attend commencement your diploma, class composite, etc. will be mailed so be sure that your address is correct!

Entry and line-up

  • Doors open at 11:30, please arrive by noon.

  • Graduates must be in their seats 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.

  • Graduates will enter the theater through the SIDE ENTRANCE located on Montcalm. This entrance is directly across the street from the Fox Theater Parking Structure. Signs will be posted.

  • Graduates will then be directed to the balcony area for line-up instructions.

  • Guests are not allowed in the graduate line-up area.

  • Graduates should arrive with their academic regalia (cap, gown and hood). Be sure to wear the tassel you were issued with your cap and gown. Tassels are worn on the right side.

  • Any academic regalia not picked up by Friday, June 2nd will transported to the Fox Theatre and available in the balcony area.

  • Academic dress is like a military uniform or religious vestment. Corsages, purses, cameras, flowers, or organizational insignia are not allowed in the procession. Wear light clothing. Gentlemen may wish to remove their jackets since academic gowns can be quite warm. All personal belongings should be given to family members prior to entering the theatre. We also suggest you bring bobby pins to secure your tam (men too).

  • Wear comfortable footwear. As a safety precaution, spiked or high-heeled shoes are not recommended. The stairs leading onto the stage are quite steep.

  • Graduates are required to remain for the entire ceremony.


 All students must also register for NameCoach.  NameCoach is a voice recording tool that will allow us to pronounce your name correctly at the Ceremony.   Click here to record your name. 


Message from the Medical Alumni Association 

Congratulations! The Wayne State University Medical Alumni Association is pleased to welcome you to a community of more than 23,000 proud physicians and researchers! As you transition into medical training and throughout your medical career, the Medical Alumni Association will be here to support you every step of the way.

  • School of Medicine Office of Alumni Affairs –313-577-3587 or

  • The Alumni Office can help make your transition to residency smooth by connecting you with WSUSOM alumni in the area. We have alumni all over the country who are invested in your success!

  • Class Ambassadors will represent you throughout your medical career. Ambassadors will communicate with you on a regular basis, collect and share news with the alumni office, and help plan class reunions. If you are interested in becoming a class Ambassador, please contact our office!

  • Medical Alumni Association Membership -
    Enjoy exclusive benefits while having an impact on future Warrior MDs!!!

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