Commencement Day Schedule

Spring Commencement Day Schedule
Saturday, May 4, 2024 | 10:00 a.m.

Graduate Schedule for Commencement Day

  • 8:00 a.m. Arrive at Grad Assembly—east side of Michigan Stadium near Gate 1
  • 8:15 a.m. Graduate photography begins
    • Graduates arriving after 9:15 a.m. will not be able to enter graduate seating until after the ceremony begins.
  • 8:30 a.m. Graduate procession into stadium
  • 9:30 a.m. Graduate procession ends
  • 10:00 a.m. Spring Commencement ceremony begins
  • 12:00 p.m. Ceremony ends (approximately)

Before entering the stadium, graduates will pass through a photo tent to have their pictures taken. From there, commencement marshals will guide them into the stadium and direct them to their seats.

Note to All Graduates:

  • Please arrive at the assembly area in your cap and gown.
  • All graduating students must have a Graduate Ticket and MCard.
  • Plan to wear comfortable shoes, as the route is uneven and steep.
  • Please note that this ceremony is outdoors, and to dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
  • Do not bring any prohibited items into the stadium.
  • If you are unable to navigate steps, use a wheelchair, or require other accommodations please visit the accessibility page so your needs can be planned for.
  • To ensure that you receive a proof of your commencement day photo, be sure to fill out a photo address card distributed by staff in the assembly area.


Guest Schedule for Commencement Day

  • 8:00 a.m. Michigan Stadium gates open (Gates 2, 4, 8, 9, 10)
  • 8:30 a.m. Graduate procession into stadium
  • 9:40 a.m. Graduate procession concludes
  • 10:00 a.m. Spring Commencement ceremony
  • 12:00 p.m. Ceremony ends (approximately)