The University of Michigan strives to ensure that all graduates and guests can participate fully in this program.


Accessible entrances are available on the east and west sides of Hill Auditorium. Passengers with special needs can be dropped off at the west entrance, adjacent to Thayer Street. Staff will be available in Hill Auditorium to assist guests with accessibility concerns.

Those in need of accessible seating should use the west entrance on Thayer Street. Staff posted at this entrance will direct guests to accessible seating areas.

Graduates or candidates who use wheelchairs, have difficulty navigating steps, or require other support services in order to participate in Rackham Graduate Exercises are asked to contact the Office of University and Development Events at (734) 647-7900 by Friday, April 26, 2024 to make special arrangements.

Real-Time Captioning and Sign Language

A seating area with real-time captioning is available for those with  hearing impairments. In addition, a sign language interpreter will be present during  the ceremony.

Large Print Programs

A large print version of the ceremony Order of Exercises will be available in the lobby. Please ask ushers for a large print program.