Commencement 2021
Saturday, May 1 
Holy Mass at 11:00 am followed by  Commencement Exercises 

Information for ALL Graduates 

Dear Student, 

As you have applied for graduation during either the Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021 or Spring 2021 academic terms, this guide is for your reference and planning.  Please make special note of the date and time of this year's Commencement Exercises.  If all academic certificate, diploma or degree requirements have been met, your certificate or diploma will be mailed to your home address of record approximately ten (10) weeks following your final term.  Please be sure to keep your address current with the Registrar's Office.

Congratulations on your accomplishment at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. You join thousands of graduates who share the rich history and mission of Sacred Heart Major Seminary!     

Day of the Event: Holy Mass at 11:00 am followed by Commencement Exercises

  • What to wear? Candidates for Certificates or Basic Diploma are to wear professional, "Sunday-best" attire. Degree candidates please bring your regalia.
  • Time of arrival? All graduates are to arrive no later than 10:00 am. You will be directed to the area outside the Cathedral where your certificate, diploma or degree group will be gathering. 
  • How many family members/guests can you bring? Due to COVID restrictions and social distancing guidelines, guests will not be permitted this year. However, the event will be streamed live. A link will be available for your family and friends. 
  • Location: Cathedral of the Most blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202