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.

All phone numbers listed below are in area code 734, unless otherwise noted.

School, College, Flint, and Dearborn Ceremonies

Saturday, April 25

2:00 p.m., Rackham Auditorium
College of Pharmacy (764-7144)

Sunday, April 26

U-M Dearborn
10:00 a.m., Field House
College of Business
College of Engineering and Computer Science
College of Education, Health, and Human Service (313-593-5330)

3:00 p.m., Field House
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (313-593-5330)

Thursday, April 30

3:00 p.m., Hill Auditorium
School of Public Health (214-6430)

7:00 p.m., Hill Auditorium
School of Kinesiology (615-2186)

Friday, May 1

10:00 a.m., Hill Auditorium
Rackham Graduate Exercises (647-6037)

2:00 p.m., Power Center
School of Music, Theatre & Dance (764-0592)

4:00 p.m., Rackham Auditorium
School of Information (647-3110)

4:00 p.m., Hill Auditorium
Stephen M. Ross School of Business – BBA & MAcc (647-0342)

7:00 p.m., Hill Auditorium
Stephen M. Ross School of Business – MBA & Ph.D. (647-0342)

Saturday, May 2

10:00 a.m., Michigan Stadium
Spring Commencement
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, plus all graduates from other schools and colleges

1:00 p.m., Hill Auditorium
School of Nursing (764-9145)

1:00 p.m., Power Center
School of Social Work (936-0961)

1:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium
School of Natural Resources and Environment (763-9925)

2:00 p.m., Mendelssohn Theater
Residential College (763-0032 or

2:00 p.m., Art & Architecture Building
Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design (647-9886)

2:30 p.m., Crisler Center
College of Engineering ( or 810-623-0649)

5:00 p.m., Hill Auditorium
School of Education (214-6430)

5:00 p.m., Rackham Auditorium
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (615-3893)

Sunday, May 3

12:00 p.m., Hill Auditorium
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (763-6518)

U-M Flint
11:00 a.m., Perani Arena
College of Arts and Sciences (810-762-3177)

3:30 p.m., Perani Arena
School of Management
School of Health Professions and Studies
School of Education and Human Services (810-762-3177)

Friday, May 8

1:00 p.m., Hill Auditorium
School of Dentistry (647-4026)

Saturday, May 9

2:00 p.m., Hill Auditorium
Law School (615-4501)

Friday, May 15

3:00 p.m., Hill Auditorium
Medical School (615-4856)


Department, Group, and Special Interest Ceremonies

Graduates may also wish to attend one of the following special ceremonies, held at various locations on campus:

Wednesday, April 29

2:00 p.m., Vandenberg Room, Michigan League
Department of Near Eastern Studies (

5:00 p.m., Michigan League Ballroom
Comprehensive Studies Program (936-1753 or

5:30 p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom
First Generation Student Graduation (

Thursday, April 30

12:00 p.m., Pendleton Room, Michigan Union
Sweetland Center for Writing (

12:00 p.m., Michigan Theater
Department of Chemistry (647-2858 or

1:00 p.m., Vandenberg Room, Michigan League
Patricia Gurin Awards Ceremony ( or 936-1875)

3:00 p.m., 5769 Haven Hall
Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science (615-3275 or

3:00 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre, Rackham Graduate School
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures (

4:30 p.m., Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union
Spectrum Center: Lavender Graduation ( or 763-4186)

5:00 p.m., Michigan Theater
Program in International and Comparative Studies (

Friday, May 1

9:00 a.m., The Gallery, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Room 100
Department of History – Honors Ceremony (647-4882 or

9:00 a.m., Gerald R. Ford Library Auditorium
NROTC Commissioning ( or 764-1498)

10:00 a.m., 411 West Hall
Department of Statistics (615-7389 or

10:00 a.m., Crisler Center
Honors Program (647-4482)

11:30 a.m., 340 West Hall
Physics Department (936-0659 or

12:00 p.m., Great Lakes Room, Palmer Commons
Department of American Culture (763-1460 or

12:00 p.m., Michigan Theater
Department of Communication Studies (764-0420 or

12:00 p.m., Anderson Room, Michigan Union
Linguistics Department (936-3403 or

1:00 p.m., Vandenberg Room & Concourse, Michigan League
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures – Open House for Graduating Minors (

1:00 p.m., 3rd Floor, Thayer Building
Frankel Center for Judaic Studies (615-6097 or

1:00 p.m., Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center
LSA Student Academic Affairs – Open House (764-0332 or

1:00 p.m., Location TBD
Organizational Studies ( 764-6767  or  )

1:00 p.m., Wolverine Room, Michigan Union
Slavic Languages & Literatures (764-5355 or

1:30 p.m., Koessler Room, Michigan League
Philosophy, Politics & Economics Program (

2:00 p.m., West Hall
Department of Astronomy – Undergraduate Commencement (

2:30 p.m., Michigan League Ballroom
Department of Sociology (764-7239 or

3:00 p.m., Helmut Stern Auditorim, University of Michigan Museum of Art
Afroamerican and African Studies (764-5513 or

3:00 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre, Rackham Graduate School
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures (

3:00 p.m., 2540 C.C. Little Building
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (764-1435 or

3:00 p.m., Auditorium 3, Modern Languages Building
Department of History (764-6306  or

3:00 p.m., 1400 Auditorium 4, Modern Languages Building
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures – Reception for Graduating Majors (

3:00 p.m., Rogel Ballroom, Michigan Union
Department of Screen Arts & Cultures (764-0147 or

3:00 p.m., Pendleton Room, Michigan Union
Germanic Languages and Literatures (764-8018 or

3:00 p.m., 1636 International Institute/SSWB
International Institute (

3:00 p.m., Crisler Center
Psychology Department (764-2580 or

3:00 p.m., Hussey Room, Michigan League
Department of Philosophy (764-6285 or

4:00 p.m., Michigan Theater
English Language and Literature (

4:00 p.m., Gerald R. Ford Library
LSA Student Academic Affairs (764-0332) (

4:30 p.m., Palmer Commons
Program in Biology (

4:30 p.m., Alumni Center
Program in the Environment (

6:00 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
La Celebración Latina (936-1753)

7:30 p.m., Crisler Center
Student-Athlete Ceremony (763-9372)

8:00 p.m., Power Center
Economics Department (763-9242)

Saturday, May 2

2:00 p.m., Sheraton, Ann Arbor
Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience (

2:30 p.m., Michigan Theater
Department of Political Science (

6:00 p.m., Power Center
Black Celebratory ( or

Other Ceremonies & Weekend Events

Commencement Buffet

The Michigan Union, located on central campus, will host the annual Commencement Brunch Celebration on Saturday, May 3, immediately following Spring Commencement.

This buffet-style brunch features a variety of main courses, salads, breakfast items, and desserts. View the menu or make a reservation.

The cost is $32.00 for adults and $17.50 for children under 12, plus tax and gratuity.

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

Following the Spring Commencement ceremony, graduates and their guests are invited to a reception hosted by the Center for Campus Involvement.

This year’s reception will feature a Michigan Memories pictorial display highlighting noteworthy headlines from The Michigan Daily over the past four years.

The reception will be held in the Art Lounge located on the first floor of the Michigan Union. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact the Center for Campus Involvement at (734) 763-5900 or email

Host Your Own Commencement Event on Campus

Commemorate your graduation with a reception, lunch, or dinner at one of three distinctive unions on the Michigan campus. For 100 years the historic Michigan Union and Michigan League have provided catering to the University.  For those celebrating on North Campus, Pierpont Commons  offers fabulous fare surrounded by natural beauty.  If you prefer another campus location, University Catering can deliver direct to your door.

From April 30  – May 3, 2015, University Unions is offering complimentary banquet rooms with a minimum purchase of ten full-service meals.

For more information, contact the University Unions Event Services at (734) 764-UUES (8837).