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Congratulations to our 2021 graduates! We are proud of your accomplishments and are excited to see what the future holds for you.

Winter 2021 Graduation and Commencement Information

Commencement will be held on December 15, 2021, at 5:30 pm at Detroit Film Theater at the DIA.  5200 John R St., Detroit, MI 48202.

Graduates should plan to arrive at the venue at 4:00 p.m. At this time, each graduate will be provided with four (4) guest tickets for the Commencement Ceremony at cap and gown pickup.

Important Information Regarding Processes

DFT COVID 19 Vaccination Policy: to attend screenings and events at the DFT, visitors will be required to show at the door a current photo ID and adhere to the following requirements:
    • Visitors must show proof of full vaccination in one of the following forms: (1) original vaccination card or photocopy; (2) clear image of vaccination card stored on a phone or electronic device; or (3) documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider or the MDHHS Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR).
    •  If you have a disability or sincerely held religious belief that prevents you from being vaccinated, you must present a negative COVID test result for entry.  The test result must be from either a PCR test taken within 48 hours of entry or from an antigen (“rapid”) test taken within 6 hours of entry.
    • All theater visitors, staff, and volunteers will be required to wear a mask once inside the lobby and throughout the program in the theater. Masks will be provided when needed.
    • Children under 12 who are not yet vaccinated may attend screenings accompanied by an adult and must wear a mask.
    • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, have been in contact with anyone known to have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19, please cancel your visit.
  • Winter Student Exhibition will take place in the WB Atrium.  Information on submitting your work for the Exhibition will be coming soon.
  • Cap and Gown pick up for Graduates will be 11/15-11/19, 9am-4pm, Student Affairs Office.



The official diploma will be mailed after the ceremony to the address indicated on the graduation application (unless academic requirements are not met or there is a hold on your account).

Custom Diploma Frames

Custom diploma frames are available through the Student Affairs Office. There are two options: a high gloss black frame with gold trim and a contemporary black frame. Both come with a custom double mat, in black and gold, which has the college seal and name embossed in gold. The frames are designed to hold an 11″ by 14″ diploma.

The cost of each frame is $85 plus tax if they are purchased on campus and $115 plus tax if they need to be shipped. This price reflects the actual costs. They are also available through the framing company’s website,

If you would like to order a frame you can stop by the Student Affairs Office during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or contact us at 313.664.7879 or


If a graduate has a mobility impairment (wheelchair, crutches, etc.) or is hearing impaired, notify the Student Affairs Office at 313.664.7879 so that appropriate information can be provided.

Student Exhibition

While we won’t be able to celebrate our annual Student Exhibition in-person, we are excited to announce a digital exhibition, opening May 14. More details on how to view the virtual exhibition will be forthcoming.

Watch The Winter Commencement Livestream Here

Office of Student Affairs

Second Floor – Yamasaki Building