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Congratulations, 2017-2018 Madonna University Graduates!

Our Madonna University 2018 Commencement planning is underway! You may be taking your last classes this semester or perhaps you have already finished your coursework. As you read this information, please enjoy a great sense of accomplishment that rises within you as it is well-deserved. Graduation is a mark of your success! We hope that you will participate in the upcoming Graduation activities. They are truly inspiring. All necessary information about these activities to celebrate your accomplishment can be found on this page.

Equipped with your education and commitment to service, we challenge you to go forth and achieve in various sectors of our society. Thank you for your academic and extracurricular contributions to Madonna University. As soon to be alumni, please stay in touch and invite another person to take your place at your Alma Mater. We count on your continued interest and support through the years.

Sincerely, 

Dr. Connie Tingson-Gatuz, Vice President for Student Affairs and Mission Integration
Dr. Chris Benson, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students

 Events for all Graduates

Etiquette Reception
Career Development
Thursday, February 22, 2018
5:30 – 7 p.m.
East Dining Hall
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
By invitation only.


Graduation Fair and Alumni Open House
Madonna Bookstore and Alumni Office
Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27, 2018
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Madonna Bookstore and Alumni Office (Room 1210)
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all graduates.


Commencement Ceremony Tickets become available
Office of Student Life
Monday, April 2, 2018
8:00 a.m.
Room 1411
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Graduates must pick up tickets and must complete Participation Form for University Graduation Activities.


TRIO Recognition Luncheon
Center for Personalized Instruction
Friday, April 6, 2018
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Franciscan Center Gathering Space
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
By invitation only.


Criminal Justice Career Fair
Career Development
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
3-5 p.m.
Take 5 Lounge
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all students and alumni interested in Public Service Careers


Symposium for Research, Scholarship, and Creativity
Center for Research
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Franciscan Center
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all, no ticket required.


President’s Reception for Graduates
Graduates of the School of Business and the College of Natural and Social Sciences
Monday, April 23, 2018
College of Arts and Humanities, College of Education, and College of Nursing and Health
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
6 – 8 p.m.
President and Mrs. Grandillo’s House
Graduates are encouraged to attend the reception for the school or college from which they will earn their degree; however if their schedule does not allow for that, they may attend the other reception. Open to all graduates. RSVP encouraged through Participation Form for University Graduation Activities. No ticket required.


Graduation Mass
Thursday, May 10, 2018
7 p.m.
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel at the Felician Sisters Central Convent
36800 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all graduates and their guests. RSVP encouraged through Participation Form for University Graduation Activities. No ticket required.


Reception for Graduates and Families
Thursday, May 10, 2018
8 p.m.
TBD Location
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all graduates and their guests. RSVP encouraged through Participation Form for University Graduation Activities. No ticket required.


University Commencement
Saturday, May 12, 2018
2 p.m.
Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48374
Open to all graduates and their guests. RSVP required through Participation Form for University Graduation Activities. Ticket required for entry.

 Events for College of Arts & Humanities Graduates

Senior Graduate Exhibition
Works by Graduating Art Majors
College of Arts and Humanities, Art Department
April 5 – May 10, 2018
Exhibit Gallery
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all.


Senior Graduate Exhibition Openings
Works by Graduating Art Majors
College of Arts and Humanities, Art Department
Thursday, April 5 and Thursday, April 26, 2018
4:30 – 7 p.m.
Exhibit Gallery
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all. 


Lyric Theatre Production: Little Women, the Musical
College of Arts and Humanities, Music Department
Friday, April 13, 2018
Time TBD
Kresge Hall
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all, admission rates apply.


Lyric Theatre Production: Little Women, the Musical
College of Arts and Humanities, Music Department
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time TBD
Kresge Hall
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all, admission rates apply.


Lyric Theatre Production: Little Women, the Musical
College of Arts and Humanities, Music Department
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time TBD
Kresge Hall
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all, admission rates apply.


Student Recital
College of Arts and Humanities, Music Department
Friday, April 20, 2018
7 – 9 p.m.
Kresge Hall
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all, no ticket required.


Madonna Chorale Spring Performance
College of Arts and Humanities
Friday, April 27, 2018
Evening
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel at the Felician Sisters Central Convent
36800 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all, no ticket required.


Sign Language Studies Senior Exhibition Reception
College of Arts and Humanities, SLS Department
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
7 p.m.
Franciscan Center Lecture Hall (S100)
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all, no ticket required.


Nolan Awards
College of Arts and Humanities
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
7- 9 p.m.
Kresge Hall
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Reception to follow in the University Gallery.
By invitation only.

 Events for School of Business Graduates

Business Student Conference
School of Business
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
East Dining Hall
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
By invitation only. 


School of Business Honors Convocation
Friday, May 11, 2018
7 - 9 p.m.
Kresge Hall
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
By invitation only.

 Events for College of Education Graduates

Teacher Job Fair
College of Education
Friday, March 23, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Franciscan Center
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all, no ticket required.


Celebration of Learning and Serving
College of Education
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Franciscan Center Gathering Space
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
By invitation only.

 Events for College of Natural and Social Sciences Graduates

Phi Alpha Honor Society Induction
College of Natural and Social Sciences, Social Work Department
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
4 – 6 p.m.
Room 2100
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
By invitation only.


Senior Seminar Presentations
Saturday, April 21, 2018
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Franciscan Center
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all, no ticket required. 


Senior Seminar Presentations
Saturday, April 28, 2018
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Franciscan Center
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all, no ticket required. 


Aging Studies Spring Reception
College of Natural and Social Sciences, Aging Studies Department
Friday, May 4
5 – 7 p.m.
Room 2102
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
By invitation only. 


Lambda Epsilon Chi Honor Society Induction
College of Natural and Social Sciences, Paralegal Studies Department
Friday, May 4, 2018
7 – 9 p.m.
Franciscan Center Gathering Space
36660 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
By invitation only.

 Events for College of Nursing and Health Graduates

Nursing Career Fair
College of Nursing and Health, Madonna University Nursing Student Association
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
3 – 6 p.m.
Franciscan Center Gathering Space
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all, no ticket required. 


Nursing Research Day
College of Nursing and Health
Monday, April 9, 2018
4 – 7 p.m.
Franciscan Center
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Open to all, no ticket required. 


Graduate Convocation
College of Nursing and Health
Monday, May 7, 2018
6 – 8 p.m.
Kresge Hall
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
By invitation only. 


Health Sciences Graduation Reception
Monday, May 7, 2018
TBD
TBD
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
By invitation only. 


Undergraduate Nursing Recognition Ceremony
College of Nursing and Health
Monday, May 7, 2018
6 – 8 p.m.
Italian American Club
39200 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48154
By invitation only. 


Kappa Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
College of Nursing and Health (possible move to Fri., 5/4 in Kresge or remain 5/9 in S100)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Kresge Hall
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
By invitation only.