Commencement Information for Graduating Students
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Commencement Information for Graduating Students

Congratulations Class of 2024!

Commencement 2024

Saturday, Apr 27, 2024

Holy Mass at 11:00 a.m. followed by Commencement Exercises

Reception immediately following in the gymnasium

Dear Graduation Candidate,

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

As you have applied for graduation during either the Fall 2023, Winter 2024 or Spring 2024 academic terms, this guide is for your reference and planning.  

General Information

  • 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 8 - 10 weeks following your final term.  

  • Please be sure to keep your home address current with the Registrar's Office so your diploma is mailed to the correct location.

Regalia & Class Photo Information

  • Where to Order Regalia?
    • Candidates for Certificates or Basic Diploma are to wear their Sunday Best.

    • Candidates receiving an AA, BA, BPhil, MA, MDIV, STL please visit Heff Jones to order your regalia (note - you will be asked to enter your school name).  Please do so by March 16, 2024 to ensure your regalia arrives in time and to avoid expedited fees from Herff Jones. While ordering your regalia, please browse the selections for announcements, class jewelry, diploma frames, and keepsake items. 

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 to wear.

  • Time of arrival? All graduates are to arrive no later than 10:00 am. You will be directed to a classroom where your certificate, diploma or degree group will be gathering. 

  • How many family members/guests can you bring? Please limit your guests to 4 per graduation candidate.

Location: Sacred Heart Major Seminary Chapel, 2701 Chicago Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan  48206

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