Commencement Ceremony

View the 2023 Commencement Ceremony program.


2023 Commencement Ceremony

We are excited to announce that we will be holding our 2023 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 9:20 a.m., at the George Gervin GameAbove Center (formerly the EMU Convocation Center).

All students who will be completing their degree or certificate must submit an application for graduation to be able to participate in the commencement ceremony. To ensure your name appears in the printed commencement program, you must submit your application by April 28, 2023. Please be sure to apply for the semester in which you plan to finish your courses. June and August candidates will still be invited to commencement as long as their application is submitted by the deadline.

The conferring of degrees and certificates and the awarding of honors highlight the commencement exercises. Students receiving an associate degree or certificate of 15 credits or more are invited to participate.

Key Dates

April 21: Deadline to purchase cap and gown at the WCC Bookstore and receive 10% discount

May 18: Honors Convocation Ceremony

May 19: Last day to purchase your cap and gown at the WCC Bookstore

May 19: Commencement rehearsal starts at 6:00 p.m. at the EMU George Gervin GameAbove Center. Directly after rehearsal, graduates (no guests, please) are invited to stay and enjoy a complimentary catered dinner.

Cap/Gown and Honor Cords

A cap and gown is the required graduation attire and can be purchased from the bookstore. Honor cords (for those with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher) can be purchased at the Welcome Center beginning April 1, 2023.

Veteran Cords

Veteran Cords are available for veteran students. Please contact Carol Osborne at 734-973-3616 or