McNichols Campus Commencement Alternate Viewing Sites
While Calihan Hall has some space for wheelchair-bound individuals with one companion and wheelchair-accessible restrooms, Detroit Mercy's Student Fitness Center is also available (see below).
Once Commencement has begun, or if the disabled section in Calihan Hall is full, all disabled guests will be directed to the Student Fitness Center. Please consider both locations when planning your McNichols Campus Commencement trip.
Student Fitness Center
For guests who cannot be seated in the limited disabled space in Calihan Hall, the Student Fitness Center is equipped to receive live video of Commencement via the Horizon League TV Network. The Fitness Center provides more than adequate seating, plenty of space for wheelchairs, wheelchair-accessible restrooms, air conditioning and room for additional family members.
The Student Fitness Center is located between Calihan Hall and the residence halls, on the east side of the Engineering Building and just south of the Ford Life Sciences Building. The most convenient parking areas to the Fitness Center are Lot E for handicapped parking and the Student/Visitor Lot east of the residence hall complex. See the location and parking map.
Watch live online
Family and friends unable to make it to campus for the May 13 McNichols Campus Commencement Ceremony may watch the event live online, courtesy of Detroit Mercy and the Horizon League Network. Find out more.
Detroit Mercy is promoting the use of the social media hashtag #udmgrad2017 so that people can find shared comments and photos online through services such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. For details, see the Commencement social media page