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Graduation Information



Before Commencement

The Chaplain’s Endorsement

Each potential graduate is required to schedule an interview with Dr. Paul Wilson. After reflecting on the Values and Competencies chart for Moody Theological Seminary in Michigan, graduates must schedule an interview with Dr. Paul Wilson for the Chaplain’s Endorsement. If you have not yet scheduled your appointment, please do so immediately. To schedule an interview, please contact Dr. Paul Wilson at

Cap and Gown Information

Students are encouraged to pick up their cap and gown before Friday, April 20, 2018. Please see Amber Tucker when picking up your regalia. Regalia will need to be pressed. The dress code for clothing underneath your regalia is: dark dress pants, dark dress shoes and socks for men; and dress, skirt, or dark dress slacks, dark dress shoes and hose for women.

Class Rings/Graduation Announcements

If you’re interested in purchasing a class ring or graduation announcements, you can purchase these items by visiting or by calling Jostens at (800) 854-7464.


Date, Time, Location

Friday, May 10, 2019
6:00 pm

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
2080 W. Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48208

All graduating students must attend rehearsal, as it will help to limit confusion on the day of the graduation. There is plenty of parking space available in the supervised secured lot of the church.

Alumni Dinner

Date, Time, Location

Friday, May 10, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
2080 W. Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48208

This event will welcome the new graduates into the Moody Alumni Association. Honor students will be recognized with the awarding of their honor cords. Tickets are required for this event with no charge for 2017 MTS–MI graduates and one guest. Tickets for additional guests are $20 each. Please contact Amber Tucker ( by Friday, May 3, 2019 to order your tickets.

Commencement Ceremony

Date, Time, Location

Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00 am

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
2080 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48208

Graduating Student Arrival Time

A group picture will be taken at 9:15 am, so please be on time. Line-up will begin at 9:30 am. Details will be covered at the rehearsal.

Doors Open for Seating

Friends and guests of graduates can enter the church at 9:00 am.  Seating will be based on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required.

Dress Code/Conduct Expectations

Please dress in unaltered cap and gown. Remember, this is a solemn and formal academic ceremony.


Students will receive a diploma cover during the graduation ceremony. Actual diplomas will be mailed. Expect to receive your diploma sometime after June 1st, only if all course work has been completed and your grades have been posted by this time.

Graduation Photography

Grad Images will be taking during the Commencement ceremony. Students can visit Grad Images in advance to register additional e-mail addresses and visit the site post-graduation or call (800) 424-3686 to order photos. 

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