Match Day Faculty/Staff Information (Invitation Only Event)
Submit your RSVP and Meal Selection Form - February 7 - March 1, 2023
The Office of Student Affairs & Career Development is pleased to welcome you as a guest to our Class of 2023 Match Day Ceremony!
After years of hard work and determination, this annual ceremony is the penultimate celebration for our Warrior M.D.s in their fourth and final year of medical school.
The Match Day celebration for the Class of 2023 will be held at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center Ballroom on Friday, March 17th at 11 a.m.
The doors will open at 10 a.m. and the Match Day festivities will promptly begin at 11 a.m. There will be several awards given including the Penfil and Class Marshall, so please be in your seat by 10:50 a.m. When the clock strikes noon, the envelopes will be opened and a champagne toast will occur.
Step 1: RSVP
Please complete the Faculty/Staff RSVP form to indicate your attendance. Note: If you are not attending, please still use the form to indicate your regrets.
Note for Envelope Presenters: Be sure to provide your exact title so we can list it correctly in the Match Day program. Also indicate if you are a WSU SOM graduate and your class year.
Step 2: Meal Selection
We have a range of 5 entrees to choose from, including vegetarian/vegan options. Please complete the Meal selection form below.
Step 3: Parking
Parking will be provided in the SP+ Center Parking Garage.
This garage is directly across the street from the Marriott Hotel valet entrance. Please consult the Match Day Directions and Parking section for a map of the area.
Make sure to pull a parking ticket. You will receive a parking voucher at our check-in table outside of the Renaissance Ballroom.
Step 4: Day-of Instructions
Once you have parked, cross the street and enter the building through the Marriott Hotel valet entrance.
As soon as you enter, look straight ahead and you will see a set of glass doors right off the lobby.
Go through those doors and you will see the Marriott Guest elevators and a very large Starbucks sign on the wall.
Take any of those guest elevators up to the 4th floor and follow the signage around to the Renaissance Ballroom.
The event is in the Renaissance Ballroom on Level 4.
Once you arrive at the Renaissance Ballroom:
For UME guests: Your ticket, parking voucher and seat assignment will be at the door. Just check in at the Faculty/ Staff table.
For Envelope Presenters: Your ticket, parking voucher and seat assignment will also be at the Faculty/Staff table. After you receive your seat assignment, please report to the head table in the Ballroom for your envelopes.
As an envelope presenter, the Student Affairs staff will assign you 1-3 tables. The Match envelopes will be bundled by table number. Your table assignments will be next to each other to make distribution easier.
Just before noon, a signal will be given, and you will pass out your envelopes to the students. Once complete, we ask that you remind the students to not open their envelopes before noon sharp.
At the appointed time, we will have a toast and countdown, and at the end, the students will be free to open their envelopes, learn of their residency placements and begin the celebration!
To join in the celebration online, we encourage WSU students, staff, and faculty to take photos of themselves, friends, family, and colleagues with signs of congratulations and support and share them on social media – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – along with the #WayneMatch2023 hashtag.