2024 Wayne Law Commencement Ceremony

Monday, May 13
Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway St.
Detroit, MI 48226

View the Map for directions to Detroit Opera House. 

View the Map of the Detroit Opera House Parking and Entrances.

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

Graduates: Use the “Stage Door” Entrance – Madison Street. You will be guided to check in at Boll Hall for staging before the ceremony where you will have assistance with your regalia, and group photos will be taken. 

Guests: Use the Broadway Street (Box Office) Entrance closest to the parking structure, or the Madison Street Entrance


Please note: This page may be updated as more information is available.

  • 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.

  • Tickets

    Each graduate will receive up to 10 guest tickets for the commencement ceremony.

    There are no designated seat numbers with these tickets, they are general seating.

    You will pick up your tickets at Send-Off Days.



  • Regalia

    You will order and purchase your regalia (cap and gown) at Graduation Prep Days, either Monday, March 4 or Thursday, March 7, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Law School. You will pick up your purchased regalia at Send-Off Days, either Tuesday, April 16 or Wednesday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Law School.

    If you are not able to attend Graduation Prep Day to order your regalia,you can visit the Barnes & Noble Bookstore to do so. 

    Regalia cost: $247.94 + tax

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

  • Parking information

    The Detoit Opera House Parking Center is accross the street from the Detroit Opera House, 1426 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226 where guests can park for a $15 fee per car.

    View the Map of the Detroit Opera House Parking and Entrances.

  • Accessibility

    We are committed to ensuring accessibility for all guests. Please submit requests for any accommodations you, your family or friends, may need no later than Friday, April 26 via email lawcommunications@wayne.edu.

    American Sign Language Interpreters will be signing the Commencement Ceremony. 

    There is limited mobility seating and wheelchairs availble at the entrances of the Detroit Opera House if needed. 

  • Suggested attire

    Graduates should wear their regalia (cap and gown, and cords if eligible). 

    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.