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Commencement

Honoring the class of 2020

University of Michigan Spring Celebration 2020

Join us in paying tribute to U-M’s most recent graduates online and through social media on May 2nd

Hail! To the Graduates

We could not let this special day go by without recognizing the many achievements of our newest Wolverine alumni. Watch the video message for graduates from President Schlissel, along with remarks from the provost and deans. Wherever you go, Go Blue!

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A Graduation to Remember

This is an extremely important day for all of our graduates and their families. Please join us in safely celebrating the Class of 2020 through the messages, performances, videos and activities below until we can come together for our official in-person formal ceremony. 

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Virtual Maize Out

We don't need to be in the stadium to show our school spirit! Share a photo on social media of you in your best Maize and Blue congratulating our graduates using #MGoGrad.

Make May 2nd a Maize Out

Virtual Victors

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of hearing the Michigan Marching Band performing “The Victors.” Watch them play it via Zoom to get into the spirit of the day!

Greetings from Commencement Speakers

Our previously planned commencement speaker, former Vice President Al Gore, shares his message with the Class of 2020.

Greetings from Commencement Speakers

Our previously planned commencement speaker, American playwright Dominique Morrisseau, shares her message with the Class of 2020.

What Is a Victor?

What does it truly mean to be a Victor? The Filmic student group has created a video capturing the true essence of Michigan Victors through the voices and stories of U-M students.

Your Last Four Years: A Highlight Reel

Wish you had a highlight reel representing the last four years at U-M? Michigan Photography has set their most memorable images to music for students and families to view and share.

The Yellow and Blue

Enjoy listening to the Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs singing U-M’s official alma mater while watching historical footage of the song being sung at events over the years.

Don't Blink

College is often described as the "best years of your life," and we're honored that you spent that time with us in Ann Arbor, #Wolverines.

Mosaic

Each member of the Class of 2020 is an integral part of the University of Michigan. It has been an honor to watch you learn and grow throughout your time on campus.

Graduate From Where You Are

Graduates, wherever you're celebrating, congratulations. And wherever you go, #GoBlue!

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Congratulatory Messages

Prominent U-M Regents and alumni send warm greetings, congratulations and words of wisdom to the Class of 2020 as they embark on the next stage of their life journey.

Alumni Video One

Alumni Video Two

Alumni Video Three

Coaches Congratulatory Video