Commencement – Saturday, April 29, 2023

  • Location: Rochester University – Garth Pleasant Arena 800 West Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
  • Time: Doors open at 8:00 am. Ceremony begins at 10:00 am.
  • Graduates should arrive at the arena at 8:00 am for check-in.
  • Graduates must arrive prior to 9:30 am in order to participate.
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Rochester University holds commencement at the end of the Spring semester. Attendance is recommended but not required for graduation. Please see the Graduation and Commencement Application Deadlines chart below. The Registrar must receive transcripts from other institutions by the end of the summer semester. If transcripts have not been received by the appropriate date, the student’s degree will not be posted.


Graduation Audit

Upon receiving a student’s graduation application, the Office of the Registrar conducts an official graduation audit. A graduation audit letter will be sent to the student’s RU email account within four weeks of submitting a graduation application to confirm progress toward graduation.

Tentative Graduation List

Check and see if you have applied for graduation. If you do not see your name please visit the Current Student section on and fill out the graduation application.

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