2023 Wayne Law Commencement Ceremony

Monday, May 15
Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway St.
Detroit, MI 48226

Student arrival: 3 p.m.
Guest arrival: 4 p.m.
Ceremony: 5 p.m.

Please note: Wayne Law is planning for Commencement to be held in-person. Should anything change, it will be communicated.

  • Regalia

    You will order and purchase your regalia (cap and gown) at One-Stop Days, either Monday, March 6 or Thursday, March 9, 2023, from noon to 6 pm at the Law School in Barris Lounge.

    If you are not able to attend One-Stop Day to order your regalia, more information will be provided on how to do so.

    Regalia cost: $207 + tax

    Barnes & Noble will accept credit cards and cash for regalia payment, but checks are not accepted. Please plan accordingly.

  • Tickets

    Each graduate can reserve up to 10 tickets for their guests.

    More information to come soon about how to order and obtain your guest tickets for the commencement ceremony.

  • Parking information

    Parking at the Detroit Opera House (location and cost info to come).

  • Accessibility

    American Sign Language interpreter information

    Limited mobility seating

  • Arrival time

    Student arrival: 3 p.m.
    Guest arrival: 4 p.m.
    Ceremony: 5 p.m.

    Doors will open for guests one hour prior to the start of the Commencement Ceremony.

    Graduates should arrive and have regalia on two (2) hours prior to the start time in order to be placed in the processional line-up.

    Graduates are expected to remain for the entire ceremony from the time they arrive at the Detroit Opera House to the end of the ceremony after they are processed out.

  • Suggested attire

    Graduates should wear their regalia (cap and gown, and cords if eligible). See the Academic Regalia video (link to instructional video) for how to wear your hood and tassel.

    Barnes & Noble staff and other volunteers will be available to assist graduates with proper regalia wear at the Detroit Opera House prior to the ceremony.

    Comfortable shoes are recommended!

  • Ceremony length

    It is anticipated that the ceremony last for 90 minutes to two hours.

  • Photography

    Professional photography will be taken of each graduate in their regalia when they receive their diploma on stage, as well as posed after they walk off the stage.

    Instructions on how to order these photos will be provided to graduates from the professional photographer following Commencement.