Commencement 2021

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Commencement: Friday, May 14 at 12:00 PM (ET). Virtual

Detroit Mercy Law will honor the Class of 2021 with a virtual Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 14 at 12:00 PM (EST). The video link will be posted on Detroit Mercy Law’s homepage, as well as the University's official Commencement page for viewing and sharing with family and friends. Click here to view the program book.

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    Preparation for Commencement

    University of Detroit Mercy has partnered with Full Measure, a company that creates virtual commencement ceremonies. Each graduate will be recognized with their own personal slide and name reading during the ceremony.

    Full Measure will be contacting graduates directly via text message for uploading your photo and slide personalization. Please meet all submission deadlines. If your cell phone is an international number, you will receive information from Sunny Kerschenheiter via email. Please be sure to add your cell phone number in your Self-Service Student account at

    More information will be provided by the Commencement Planning Committee and our partner, Full Measure, throughout the term. Please look for email correspondence from the Committee.


    Ordering Academic Regalia

    For graduates who wish to order regalia (for virtual ceremony graduate slides inclusion), you must submit your order by March 14 at Herff Jones. You will receive your regalia by April 9, which will be in time to include a photo of you in your academic regalia on your personal graduation slide. Wearing regalia in photo is optional. If you do not plan to wear regalia, you will be asked to submit a business attire photo.

    If you plan on participating in the On-Campus Hooding Ceremony on May 14 at 4:00 PM, please order your regalia online by Monday, April 19, 2021. Online rush orders after April 19, 2021 will incur an expedited shipping cost. Last day to place an online RUSH ORDER is Sunday, April 25, 2021.

    Visit Herff Jones for more information on class rings, graduation announcements, diploma frames and other grad products.

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    Baccalaureate Mass: Thursday, May 13 at 5:00 p.m. (ET). LIVE STREAMED from Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church

    The Class of 2021 and their families and friends are invited to view the live streamed service with their fellow graduates and Detroit Mercy Law and Dental faculty and administration. The Baccalaureate Mass, celebrating the 2021 Law and Dental graduates, offers a moment of quiet reflection and thanksgiving for your educational journey at University of Detroit Mercy, and an opportunity to ask for God’s blessing as you begin your career. Members of all faiths and traditions are welcomed. Click here to view the program book.

    On Campus Hooding Ceremony: Friday, May 14 at 4:00 p.m (ET).

    A hooding ceremony for the Class of 2021 will be on Friday, May 14 at 4:00 PM in the student parking lot of the School of Law campus. More details will be provided in the coming weeks.

    Post Bar Exam Event: TBD

    More details will be provided in the coming weeks.