February 29, 2024

Commencement scheduled for May 4 in TrinityElite Sports Center

group of students in regalia

Hundreds of Schoolcraft College students who have completed the necessary requirement for their degrees will be recognized during the 59th Annual Commencement May 4.

The pinnacle of the academic year is almost here.

Schoolcraft College will celebrate its 59th Annual Commencement at 1 p.m. May 4 at the TrinityElite Sports Center on the Livonia campus. This ceremony is a time to honor and recognize those candidates and graduates who will receive degrees from the College.

“Commencement is perhaps the most exciting day on our campus all year,” said Dr. Glenn Cerny, president of Schoolcraft College. “Celebrating those who have earned degrees and completed their programs, it’s a time to honor our students for their remarkable achievements. I’m looking forward to seeing our graduates cross the stage.”

Doors open at noon for Commencement, where hundreds of candidates and graduates will walk and receive recognition for their achievements during the annual ceremony. To best prepare, students who have met graduation requirements or are expected to meet their graduation requirements soon can apply for graduation through the College’s online portal, Ocelot Access. Those students who are unsure of whether they qualify to walk at Commencement can speak to an academic advisor.

The last day for students to apply for graduation and have their name in the commemorative Commencement booklet is April 12. Students can still apply for graduation after that date, but their names will not be included in the booklet.

Those eligible to walk at Commencement can attend the College’s Grad Fair at the Campus Bookstore later this spring to order and pick up caps and gowns. The Grad Fair will take place at the following times at the Bookstore:

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 17
  • Noon to 6 p.m. April 18
The College President with student in regalia
Graduate Melia Connors, the 2023 student commencement speaker, with Dr. Glenn Cerny, president of Schoolcraft College.

Those walking will receive four tickets for family and friends to attend. The ceremony will also be livestreamed on the College’s YouTube channel. Prior to the ceremony, photo opportunities with Ozzy, the College’s ocelot mascot, will be available, as well as activities to celebrate the day.

The College is currently seeking a student to speak at the ceremony. Those interested in applying can do so by visiting the Commencement page of the College’s website. “Our students have worked incredibly hard to earn their degrees, and Commencement is a day to honor and recognize all their hard work,” said Stacy Whiddon, the College’s Chief Academic Officer. “We’re looking forward to celebrating their achievements with them that day.”

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