Rackham Graduate Exercises

Celebrating the class of 2024!

Friday, May 3, 2024
Hill Auditorium

Event begins at 10:00 a.m.

Earning a graduate degree is a major achievement – one of life’s landmark occasions, a time when graduates, family members, and friends gather to celebrate past and future.

To mark this academic milestone, those receiving master’s or doctoral degrees through the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduates Studies are invited to attend Rackham’s graduation ceremony, Rackham Graduate Exercises (RGE). This formal ceremony celebrates and recognizes all graduate degree recipients.

It is 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 [email protected] or (734) 647-7900.


  • Doors at Hill Auditorium open at 8:30 a.m. to guests. Please arrive early due to limited parking.
  • If your guests have limited mobility or use a wheelchair, please use the Thayer Street entrance at Hill Auditorium.
  • Guests should have their tickets available when they arrive.
  • If your guests are having trouble accessing their tickets, they can go to the Box Office located on the Thayer Street side of Hill Auditorium.
  • If you have guests coming who do not have tickets, they are welcome to watch a live stream of the ceremony in the Modern Languages Building in Auditorium 3.

Please note: In addition to an RSVP, the RGE ceremony will be ticketed. Eligible graduates will receive an email in April from the Rackham Graduate School with detailed instructions to secure their tickets. Each graduate can request up to two (2) guest tickets when they RSVP to attend the ceremony. There will be an option to request additional tickets which will be released closer to the ceremony date. An overflow space at the Modern Languages Building will also be available for additional guests to view the ceremony via a livestream

If you have any questions regarding the ticketing process, please contact: [email protected]


Diplomas will NOT be distributed at the ceremony and will be shipped to your permanent address unless you specified a specific diploma address when applying for graduation.

Doctoral diplomas will be shipped the week of May 13 and Master’s diplomas will be shipped in mid June.

To check what address you have on file, go to Wolverine Access, click Student Business, then Student Center. If you need to make a change to the information on file, you can do so on the Registrar Office’s Personal Information Updates page. All changes must be submitted by Friday, April 26 for doctoral students and by Friday, May 24 for master students. After those deadlines, you will need to email the Diploma Department, [email protected], with any special requests to mail your diploma elsewhere.


Rackham Graduates must register to participate in Rackham Graduate Exercises by April 18, 2024. Eligible grads receive an email invitation with instructions and a link to register. For questions on eligibility please contact [email protected].