Celebrating the Titan Class of 2022

May 25, 2022
The graduates patiently wait in their seats while the other graduates receive their degrees on stage in Calihan Hall. A big red banner on stage reads, “University of Detroit Mercy.”

University of Detroit Mercy held four in-person commencement ceremonies on May 13-14 to celebrate graduates for the 2021-22 academic year.

There were 1,512 people who earned degrees from the University, with more than 1,000 students participating in the four ceremonies at Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus.

The ceremonies were held in-person for the first time since 2019.

In addition to the four ceremonies, there were several other graduation events held on May 12, including pinning ceremonies for the Dental Hygiene Program and McAuley School of Nursing and a hooding ceremony held by the School of Dentistry.

More numbers from 2022 Commencement:

  • Among the 1,512 graduates in the Class of 2022, 678 earned bachelor’s degrees, 448 received master’s or specialist degrees, 48 obtained doctoral degrees and 338 earned either Dental or Law degrees
  • 1,060 graduates participated in the four ceremonies
  • 728 students participated in two McNichols Campus ceremonies (464 undergraduate, 264 graduate)
  • 188 candidates from Detroit Mercy Dental and 144 from Detroit Mercy Law participated in their respective ceremonies on Friday, May 13

Watch video replays of the commencement ceremonies on Detroit Mercy’s YouTube channel or the University's commencement webpage..

Click on the links below for full photo galleries of each ceremony:

May 12 (Dental, Nursing hooding and pinning ceremonies)

May 13 (Dental, Law ceremonies)

May 14 (McNichols Campus ceremonies)

All Photos

A group of students happily raise their degrees in the air as they pose for a photo outside of McNichols Library.
A Law graduate celebrates at the end of commencement by raising her hands and smiling.
Graduates smile and pose for a photo during commencement.
A graduate points to someone during commencement while the graduate next to her waves in that area.
A graduate smiles and waves to the crowd after walking across the commencement stage.
A group of female graduates pose for a photo with President Garibaldi on the Titan Field track.
A graduate smirks and lifts his diploma folder up in celebration while walking on stage during commencement.
Fr. Gilbert Sunghera, S.J. presides over the baccalaureate Mass ahead of commencement.
A graduates smiles for a photo while sitting during commencement. Other caps and tassels of graduates surround her face.
Two graduates point to the camera as they walk with peers during the start of commencement.
A graduate hugs an administrator in celebration after receiving his degree during commencement.
In a crowd of graduates, two smile while looking at something during commencement.
A graduate lifts up her arms in celebration while walking across the stage during commencement.
A graduate smiles as she receives her hood from two people.