Grad​uation Ceremony

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Ceremony starts at 4 p.m.
All graduates should arrive by 3 p.m.

USA Hockey Arena
14900 Beck Road
Plymouth, MI 48170

If you have any questions or special needs, please call the Records Office at 734-462-4677.

Handicapped seating and parking will be available at​ USA Hockey Arena.

Important Information for Graduates

  • Arrive at USA Hockey Arena by 3:00 p.m. wearing cap, gown and tassel.
  • The tassel is worn on the right before you graduate.
  • Volunteers will be there to guide you to the lower level.
  • Commencement programs will already be on your chair. 

Upon arrival graduates should proceed to the lower level of USA Hockey Arena to check in and line up for the procession.


For the Saturday ceremony, there will be a professional photographer present to take each graduate's picture. Graduates have the option of purchasing these photos. There will be a DVD of the ceremony available for sale in the Livonia bookstore for $15 one week after the Commencement.


Flowers will be available for sale outside USA Hockey Arena. You can also purchase and reserve flowers ahead of time for pick-up at Commencement.

Pre-Order Flowers

Graduation FAQ

  • What special accommodations are made for handicapped guests?

  • What if I need help as a special needs graduate?

  • Is USA Hockey Arena air conditioned?

  • How long is the ceremony?

  • Will there be a place to leave my things, like a purse or a coat?

  • Is the document I receive my actual diploma?

  • How do I get photographs of graduation?

  • Will there be flower bouquets for sale?


Mon-Thu: 8am-6pm
Fri: 8am-5pm
Every 2nd Saturday: 10am-2pm

Please call the office to schedule an appointment.

Counseling and Advising
McDowell Center
P: 734-462-4429

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