Celebrate From Home
Be with Family and Friends
- A social media ticker beneath the ceremony video will share celebratory messages from fellow graduates, family members, and others and give graduates the chance to respond to questions posed by the ceremony's student speakers.
- The ability for grads at home to turn on their cameras and join the ceremony live when their dean presents their graduates to the president during the conferring of degrees.
- Congratulatory messages from faculty, university leaders, and others.
Explore the many different ways you can celebrate commencement virtually:
Share a photo on social media of you in your best Maize and Blue congratulating our graduates using #MGoGrad.Make May 1 a Maize Out
Celebrate on Social
Add a celebratory frame to your Facebook profile, send a Snap with our graduation filters or join your next Zoom call from the commencement stage.Celebrate on Social
Virtual Big House
Unable to participate in grad photos at the Big House? Download virtual backgrounds to create their own graduate photo opportunity at home.Download virtual backgrounds
Are family and friends able to watch the ceremony?
We strongly encourage it. We will update this site with the link to the ceremony.
If I can't participate in the ceremony at 12 p.m. EDT, will I be able to watch at another time?
Yes. After the ceremony has concluded, it will remain available for viewing at commencement.umich.edu.
How will I receive my diploma?
Diplomas will be mailed to the graduate's permanent address or to the Diploma Address if one has been created by the student in Wolverine Access. Diplomas are mailed approximately 6-8 weeks after the ceremony. eDiplomas will also be provided.
Graduating students must apply to receive a diploma. Students should check with their school or college of enrollment for deadlines.
Will there be a physical program that includes a list of graduates?
Yes. All students who are eligible to graduate this semester and apply for graduation through Wolverine Access by their school or college's deadline will be included in the Spring 2021 Graduate Name Book. A printed copy of the book will be mailed to those graduates whose degrees are conferred in early June. In addition, the digital copy of the name book will be available for download on the commencement website.
How may I request additional copies of the program book?
If you would like additional copies of the program, please fill out this form. Shipping will begin 6-8 weeks following the ceremony.