School, College & Other Ceremonies

Many schools and colleges hold separate recognition events or ceremonies for their graduates and candidates. Contact your particular school or college for more information.


School, College, Flint, and Dearborn Ceremonies

A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning

Hill Auditorium
Sunday, April 29, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Katee Cole (734.763.6518 or kateej@umich.edu)

Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design

North Campus Research Complex
Saturday, April 28, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Brian Banks (734.647.9886 or bbscott@umich.edu)

Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Crisler Center
Friday, April 27, 2018
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Lynnette Iannace (734.647.0342 or liannce@umich.edu)

School of Dentistry

Hill Auditorium
Friday, May 4, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Contact: Amy Yoki (734.647.4026 or yokia@umich.edu)

School of Education

Hill Auditorium
Saturday, April 28, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Jean Steppe (734.214.6430 or jsteppe@umich.edu

College of Engineering

Crisler Center
Saturday, April 28, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Holly Taylor (734.647.7046 or hollyat@umich.edu)

School of Information

Power Center
Friday, April 27, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Allison Sweet (734.647.3110 or wachtera@umich.edu)

School of Kinesiology

Hill Auditorium
Thursday, April 26, 2018
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Ann Travis (734.764.7280 or annjtrav@umich.edu)

Law School

Hill Auditorium
Friday, May 4, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Contact: Jenny Rickard (734.764.4705 or rickardj@umich.edu or ljgray@umich.edu)

Medical School

Hill Auditorium
Friday, May 11, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Bradley Densen or Nani Hunter (734.615.4856 or bdensen@umich.edu or sypher@umich.edu)

School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Hill Auditorium
Friday, April 27, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Deedee Ulintz (734.764.0592 or dianals@umich.edu)

School for Environment and Sustainability

Rackham Auditorium
Saturday, April 28, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Sara O’Brien (734.763.9925 or sshowen@umich.edu)

School of Nursing

Hill Auditorium
Saturday, April 28, 2018
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Becky Maley or Julie Stilber (umsn-studentevents@med.umich.edu)

College of Pharmacy

Rackham Auditorium
Saturday, April 21, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Hilda McDonald (734.764.7144 or hildiris@umich.edu)

School of Public Health

Hill Auditorium
Thursday, April 26, 2018
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Jean Steppe (734.214.6430 or jsteppe@umich.edu)

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Rackham Auditorium
Saturday, April 28, 2018
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Erin Flores and Corey Sampsel (erinren@umich.edu or sampselc@umich.edu)

School of Social Work

Power Center
Saturday, April 28, 2018
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Michelle Gorton (734.936.0961 or mtgorton@umich.edu)

University of Michigan – Dearborn

College of Business; College of Engineering and Computer Science; College of Health, Education, and Human Services; College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters

Crisler Center – Ann Arbor
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Contact: Soraya Patton (313.583.6500 or registrars@umich.edu)

University of Michigan – Flint

College of Arts and Sciences

Perani Arena
Sunday, April 29, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Contact: Sue Fabbro (810.762.3177 or sefabbro@umich.edu)

School of Management; School of Health Professions and Studies; School of Education and Human Services

Perani Arena
Sunday, April 29, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Contact: Sue Fabbro (810.762.3177 or sefabbro@umich.edu)


Additional Commencement Ceremonies

Graduates may also wish to attend one of the following special ceremonies, held at various locations on campus. To have your department/program/unit’s commencement event listed here please submit this form.

Black Celebratory
Power Center
Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Contact: Courtney Vanderbilt (courts@umich.edu) or Gloria Taylor (gtz@umich.edu)

Burton Tower Lighting
Special lighting in honor of Spring Commencement
Thursday, April 26 – Sunday, April 29, 2018
Website: https://burtontower.umich.edu

Honors Program
Crisler Center
Thursday, April 26, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Jeri Preston (734.964.6274 or pjeri@umich.edu)

La Celebracíon Latina
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Friday, April 27, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Hector Galvan (734.936.1753 or hgalvan@umich.edu)

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Department of Communication Studies
Communication Studies Undergraduate Commencement
The Michigan Theater
Friday, April 27, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Contact: comm.studies.dept@umich.edu or 734.764.0420

Economics Department
Power Center
Friday, April 27, 2018
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Contact: Olga Mustata (734.763.9242 or omustata@umich.edu)

Department of English Language and Literature
Undergraduate Commencement
The Michigan Theater
Friday, April 27, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Contact: undergraduate.english@umich.edu  or 734.764.6330
Website: https://lsa.umich.edu/english/undergraduate/commencement.html

Newnan Academic Advising Center
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
Friday, April 27, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Karly Schafer (scharkar@umich.edu)

Psychology Department
Crisler Center
Friday, April 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Contact: psych.saa@umich.edu or 734-764-2580

Residential College
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Saturday, April 28, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Charlie Murphy (734.647.4364 or clmurph@umich.edu)

Sweetland Center for Writing
Minor in Writing Commencement
Michigan Union
Anderson Rooms A,B,C,D
Thursday, April 26, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Contact: sweetlandinfo@umich.edu
Website: https://lsa.umich.edu/sweetland/news-events/all-events.detail.html/47818-11015155.html

Department of Chemistry
The Michigan Theater
Thursday, April 26, 2018
12:00 p.m.
Contact: chemundergrad@umich.edu or (734) 647-2858

Spectrum Center
Lavender Graduation
University of Michigan Museum of Art
Thursday, April 26, 2018
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Contact: spectrumcenter@umich.edu

Department of Sociology
Sociology Honors Symposium
Michigan Union
Anderson Room
Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Contact:  socadvisor@umich.edu or (734) 764-6324
Website: https://events.umich.edu/event/42897

Program in International and Comparative Studies
The Michigan Theater
Thursday, April 26, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Contact:  is-michigan@umich.edu or (734) 764-2268
Website: https://ii.umich.edu/pics/undergraduates/graduation.html

Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Michigan League
Hussey Room
Friday, April 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Contact: phil-ug-coord@umich.edu or (734) 764-6285

Physics Department
West Hall
Room 340
Friday, April 27, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Contact: physics.sso@umich.edu or (734) 936-0659

Judaic Studies
Thayer Building
3rd Floor
Friday, April 27, 2018
12:30 p.m.
Contact: js-student-services@umich.edu or (734) 615-6097

Organizational Studies
Sheraton Hotel Ann Arbor
Friday, April 27, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Website: https://lsa.umich.edu/orgstudies/news-events/all-events.detail.html/48210-11188809.html

Slavic Languages and Literature
Michigan League
Friday, April 27, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Contact: slavic@umich.edu

Department of Romance Languages & Literature
Rackham Graduate School
4th Floor Assembly Hall
Friday, April 27, 2018
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Website: https://lsa.umich.edu/rll/news-events/all-events.detail.html/47389-10888273.html

Department of Sociology
Michigan League
Ballroom
Friday, April 27, 2018
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Contact:  socadvisor@umich.edu or (734) 764-6324
Website: https://events.umich.edu/event/42892

Department of Philosophy
Michigan League
Hussey Room
Friday, April 27, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Contact: phil.events@umich.edu

Screen Arts & Cultures
Michigan Union
Rogel Ballroom
Friday, April 27, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Contact:  rohdeb@umich.edu or (734) 764-0147
Website: https://lsa.umich.edu/sac/undergraduates/graduation.html

History Department
Modern Languages Building
Auditorium 3
Friday, April 27, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Contact: dkap@umich.edu or (734) 764-6306

Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
University of Michigan Museum of Art
Auditorium
Friday, April 27, 2018
3:00 p.m.

Germanic Languages and Literatures
Michigan Union
Pendleton Room
Friday, April 27, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Contact:  germandept@umich.edu or (734) 764-8018
Website: https://lsa.umich.edu/german

International Institute
Weiser Hall
Room 1010
Friday, April 27, 2018
3:30 p.m.
Contact: asbates@umich.edu or (734) 763-4528

Program in Biology
Palmer Commons
Friday, April 27, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Contact:  lsa-biology-advising@umich.ed or (734) 764-1440
Website: https://lsa.umich.edu/biology

Program in the Environment
Biomedical Science Research Building
Atrium
Friday, April 27, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Contact:  environment.program@umich.edu
Website: https://lsa.umich.edu/pite/news-events/all-events.detail.html/48112-11180655.html

Office of Event Studies
Space Shuttle
Friday, April 27, 2018
8:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Contact: eventstudies@umich.edu or (734) 602-2222

Department of Political Science
Michigan Theater
Saturday, April 28, 2018
2:30 p.m. .
Contact: Michigan Theater or (734) 647-8808

Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience
Michigan Theater
Saturday, April 28, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Contact:  lsa-biology-advising@umich.ed or (734) 764-1440
Website: https://lsa.umich.edu/neurosci

The Department of History of Art
Ceremony: Angell Hall, Auditorium C
Reception: University of Michigan Museum of Art, Forum Hall
Friday, April 27, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Middle Eastern/North African Celebration
Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI)

Palmer Commons
Great Lakes Room
100 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Thursday, April 26, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Contact:  hgalvan@umich.edu or (734) 936-1055
Website: http://oami.umich.edu/events-celebrations/commencement-celebrations/mena-celebration/

Department of Near Eastern Studies Graduation and Awards Ceremony
Michigan League
Vandenberg Room
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Contact:  naandrea@umich.edu or (734) 615-6572
Website: https://lsa.umich.edu/neareast/news-events/all-events.detail.html/50075-11633556.html

Department of Mathematics
Commencement Celebration
East Hall
Math Atrium
530 Church Street
Friday, April 27, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Contact: math-undergrad-office@umich.edu or (734) 764-7436
Website: https://lsa.umich.edu/math/undergraduates/graduation.html

Department of Classical Studies
Classics Graduation
Rackham Amphitheatre, 4th Floor
Friday, April 27, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Contact:  classics@umich.edu or (734) 764-0360

History Department
Ph.D. Program Commencement
Michigan Union
Anderson Room
Friday, April 27, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Contact:  smkaiser@umich.edu or (734) 764-6358

History Department (Anthropology)
Anthropology History Ph.D. Program Commencement
Michigan Union
Anderson Room
Friday, April 27, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Contact:  smkaiser@umich.edu or (734) 764-6358

First-Generation Initiatives
First-Generation Student Graduation Ceremony
Michigan Union
Rogel Ballroom
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Contact: adanah@umich.edu
Website: https://events.umich.edu/event/49330

University of Michigan Army ROTC

Michigan League
Ballroom
Friday, April 27, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Contact:  734.764.2400

University of Michigan Naval ROTC

First United Methodist Church
120 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI
Friday, April 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Contact:  734.764.1498

University of Michigan Air Force ROTC

Michigan Union
Pendleton Room
Friday, April 27, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Contact:  734.764.2403

Student-Athlete Ceremony

Crisler Center
Friday, April 27, 2018
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Contact: Jeff Porter (734.6156202 or jiporte@umich.edu)

Other Ceremonies & Weekend Events

Commencement Buffet

The Michigan Union, located on central campus, will host the annual Commencement Brunch Celebration on Saturday, April 28, immediately following Spring Commencement.

This buffet-style brunch features a variety of main courses, salads, breakfast items, and desserts. 

The cost is $36.00 for adults and $17.50 for children under 12, plus tax and gratuity. Children under 5 are free.

Seating is limited, so please reserve early. Reservations canceled a minimum of 72 hours in advance are fully refundable. For additional information, call (734) 764-8837.

North Campus Commencement Buffet

Pierpont Commons, located on north campus offers a casual Commencement Brunch on Saturday, April 28, immediately following Spring Commencement.  

The menu includes salads, breakfast items, and desserts.  

The cost is $20/person or $10/child under 12, plus tax.  Children under 5 are free.

Seating is limited, so please reserve early. Reservations canceled a minimum of 72 hours in advance are fully refundable.  For additional information, call (734) 764-8837.

Michigan Memories Commencement Reception

Graduates, their families, and guests are invited to a reception hosted by the Center for Campus Involvement immediately following the April 28 commencement ceremony.  Students can reminisce by taking walk through the Michigan Memories pictorial display highlighting noteworthy headlines from The Michigan Daily over the past four years.

The reception will be held in the Michigan Union Willis Ward Lounge located on the first floor. The reception is free and no RSVP is required.  Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact the University Unions Center for Campus Involvement at (734) 763-5900 or email uminvolvement@umich.edu.

Additional Option – Banquet Rooms

From April 26-30, University Unions is offering complimentary banquet rooms to graduating seniors with a minimum purchase of ten full-service meals. For additional information, call (734) 764-8837. If you prefer another location, MCatering can deliver a feast to the Ann Arbor location of your choice. Choose from our full catering menu or contact us to discuss.