Winter Commencement

Celebrating the class of 2023!

Please refer to this website regularly over the next few months to ensure you are receiving the most up-to-date information.

Sunday, December 17, 2023
Crisler Center

12:30 p.m. Crisler Center opens for graduate entry via Gate 1 of Michigan Stadium | 2:00 p.m. Ceremony begins

At the University of Michigan, Winter Commencement is a festive, campus-wide event where undergraduates and masters degree recipients process onto the stage, PhD candidates process across the stage, and honorary degrees are conferred.

All graduates who would like to attend the ceremony must redeem a graduate ticket. Online ticketing is now open and remain open through Friday, December 15 at 12:00 p.m. Following December 15, graduate and guest tickets will be available on commencement day at the Crisler Center Box Office. Undergraduates and graduate students (Masters, PhDs) may receive up to six (6) general admission guest tickets. Tickets will be issued via email following the online ticket redemption process. The required graduate ticket does not count towards the six (6) total allotted guest tickets. For questions regarding graduation eligibility, check the commencement eligibility page.

It’s our goal to make this a truly memorable day for you—and those who supported you along the way. If you have any questions or concerns that are not answered on this site please contact the Office of University and Development Events at or (734) 647-7900.

Sign Up for Your Graduate Portrait

Click here to schedule your graduate portrait appointment between December 10 and December 15 on North and Central Campuses.