Dearborn, Flint campuses announce commencement schedules


UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint have scheduled their Spring Commencement ceremonies for the weekend of April 27-28.

UM-Dearborn will conduct three 90-minute ceremonies April 27 at the campus’ fieldhouse. The ceremonies will be:

  • 9 a.m., for undergraduates in the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters and College of Business.
  • 1 p.m. for undergraduates in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services and College of Engineering and Computer Science.
  • 5 p.m. for graduate and doctoral degree recipients.

Greg Harden, a motivational speaker and retired U-M executive associate athletic director, will be the keynote speaker at the undergraduate ceremonies, and Ashwini Balasubramanian, general manager for Advanced Engineering at Harley-Davidson, will address the graduate students.

Graduates are allocated four tickets each for the in-person ceremony. The events also will be livestreamed on the UM-Dearborn Facebook account and its YouTube channel.

UM-Flint will celebrate its April and August graduates during four ceremonies April 27-28 at the Riverfront Conference Center.

Undergraduate and graduate students will be awarded degrees at ceremonies involving the university’s six schools and colleges. The ceremonies will be:

  • 11 a.m. April 27 for the College of Arts, Sciences & Education.
  • 1:30 p.m. April 27 for the College of Arts, Sciences & Education and College of Health Sciences.
  • 11 a.m. April 28 for the School of Management and College of Innovation & Technology.
  • 1:30 p.m. April 28 for the School of Management and School of Nursing.

Each ceremony will include messages from Donna Fry, UM-Flint interim chancellor; Yener Kandogan, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs; and Regent Michael Behm.

Each graduate can bring four guests and the ceremonies will be livestreamed and recorded.


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