Commencement information for spring 2019

Date: May 19

  • Baccalaureate, 11:00 am, Chapel of the Holy Trinity
  • Commencement, 2:00 pm, Field House

Application to graduate

Deadline: March 1

This is an essential step to acquiring your diploma. Whether you plan to attend the ceremony or not, all prospective graduates must complete the Graduation Application. Applications completed after the deadline will result in the graduate's name NOT appearing in the graduation program.

Graduation Applications are now completed through Banner Self-Service. To access the Graduation Application through Banner Self Service, complete the following steps:

  • Log into the portal
  • Click the Student tab
  • Click Banner Self-Service
  • Click Student
  • Click Apply to Graduate

Graduation Application

Countdown to commencement

Date: March 11

Attend this event to order your caps, gowns, hoods and tassels directly from a Jostens representative. 

  • If you are unable to attend this event, please contact Kendra Ernst ( to order your regalia.

Additional graduation products

Jostens can also provide you with other products.

  • Class rings
  • Diploma frames
  • Graduation Announcements

Click Here to Order

Live webcast

A live webcast will be available during the commencement ceremony for those that cannot attend in person. It will begin five minutes before the start of the event. Watch the live stream right here!

Baccalaureate, 11:00 am, Chapel of the holy trinity

This service offers all students the opportunity to celebrate their graduation in a worship setting.  Family and friends are encouraged to attend.  Graduates wear their regalia to this event.

Students, families, and friends are requested to RSVP by April 12 to Erica Whitesell (email or call 734.995.7381).

Baccalaureate luncheon, 12:00-1:30, Earhart manor patio

To accommodate those attending both Baccalaureate and Commencement, a free luncheon will be served.

Students, families, and friends planning to attend the luncheon are requested to RSVP by April 12 to Erica Whitesell (email: or call 734.995.7381).

Commencement- Sunday, 2:00 pm, Field House

This ceremony recognizes the accomplishments of both undergraduate and graduate students. There are no tickets for this event, so encourage family and friends to arrive early to assure seating.


Call Photography will take photos of each student and other ceremony highlights. If family and friends also wish to take photographs, you may use the left, right, and center aisles behind the ushers & marshals.

Click here for the CALL Photography online check-in form.
Bonus: Graduates who complete the online form will receive a 10% discount.


Undergraduate and graduate students will assemble between the Kreft building and Science building prior to the processional. Regalia will be worn for the ceremony. Please plan to arrive early to pick up your name card in the Kreft building. Remember to leave any valuables in your vehicle or with a family member.

Inclement weather

In the case of inclement weather check your CUAA email after 1:00 pm for any final notices and instructions. Campus signage and ushers will be available to help direct you.

Special needs seating

Please request any special needs seating by April 12 by contacting Erica Whitesell ( A separate section will be designated for special needs seating. Two guests are allowed to sit next to each special needs attendee.

Further Assistance

For information about your graduation status/requirements, call the Registrar at 734-995-7413.

For information about commencement, call Erica Whitesell at 734-995-7381.