Commencement Day Schedule

Graduate Schedule for Commencement Day

8:00 a.m. Arrive at Grad Assembly—east side of Michigan Stadium

8:15 a.m. Graduate photography begins

8:30 a.m. Graduate procession into stadium

9:30 a.m. Graduate procession ends

Graduates arriving after 9:15 a.m. will not be able to enter graduate seating until after the ceremony begins.

10:00 a.m. Spring Commencement ceremony begins

11:45 a.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.
  • 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 ADA Accommodations portion of the Ticketing 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

11:45 a.m. Ceremony ends (approximately)