Eligibility

All graduates and candidates of the Spring/Summer Term 2018 and Fall Term 2018 who meet the University’s eligibility requirements are invited to participate in Winter Commencement. In addition, students who will graduate at the end of the Winter Term 2019 but are unable to attend Spring  Commencement may take part in the December 16, 2018 ceremony.

All graduates who are eligible to participate in Winter Commencement 2018 and are unable to attend, may participate in the Spring Commencement 2019 ceremony instead.

Anyone unsure of their eligibility should contact the Registrar’s/Academic Records Office in the school or college from which they are graduating.


All Rackham master’s candidates who expect to complete their degree requirements during the Spring/Summer 2018 or Fall 2018 Terms are eligible to participate in the upcoming Winter Commencement ceremony.  View Rackham’s masters degree deadlines.

All Rackham doctoral candidates who complete their degree requirements by Monday, November 12, 2018 are eligible to participate in the upcoming Winter Commencement ceremony. View Rackham’s doctoral degree deadlines.

For further information regarding eligibility, students should visit the Rackham Eligibility Website.

This information applies only to Ph.D. and Master’s students who receive their degrees through the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies (programs of study at Rackham).  Others should contact the registrar of their individual school or college.

Rackham will email all eligible graduates in early November to register to participate in the upcoming Winter Commencement ceremony on Sunday, December 16, 2018.