The Spring Commencement ceremony and Rackham Graduate Exercises include keynote remarks by Guest Speakers.

2022 Spring Commencement Speaker

Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver

Journalist Maria Shriver will be the main speaker at the April 30 ceremony honoring 2022 graduates at Michigan Stadium. She has been recommended for an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

2020 Comeback Ceremony Speaker

Anthony S. Fauci

Physician and scientist Anthony S. Fauci will speak at the May 7 “comeback ceremony,” also at Michigan Stadium, for 2020 graduates who didn’t have an in-person commencement because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci has been recommended for an Honorary Doctor of Science degree.

Rackham Graduate Exercises Speaker

Maria M. Klawe

Maria M. Klawe, a computer scientist, scholar and president of Harvey Mudd College, will deliver the address at the April 29 Rackham Graduate Exercises at Hill Auditorium. She has been recommended for an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree.



Graduate Speaking Role

In addition, brief remarks will be made by several student speakers, chosen by the Student Speaker Selection Committee. If you are interested in becoming one of the student speakers, please see below.

Do you want to share your Michigan experience with your fellow graduates?

Apply to have a speaking role at the Spring Commencement ceremony!

Several graduates will be chosen to showcase how special U-M is to us. If you are interested in participating, submit a few short paragraphs about yourself and your time here at the University of Michigan along with an audio recording of your message.

Submissions are open from Thursday, February 17 until Monday, March 7, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. EDT
Email studentspeaker@umich.edu with additional questions.

Graduate Speaker Submission Form