commencement

  1. December 18, 2022

    Winter graduates told ‘persistence makes the impossible achievable’

    Winter Commencement speaker Vera L. Songwe encouraged U-M graduates to embrace a future of possibilities and persist throughout any hardships that may come along the way.

  2. December 9, 2022

    Dearborn, Flint campuses schedule commencement ceremonies

    UM-Dearborn will conduct two commencement ceremonies Dec. 17 and UM-Flint will conduct its ceremonies Dec. 18.

  3. December 5, 2022

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  4. May 7, 2022

    Fauci to comeback graduates: Fight ‘the normalization of untruths’

    Anthony Fauci encouraged U-M’s Comeback Commencement crowd to challenge untruths and push back on the “egregious distortion of reality” that permeates social media and “so-called news organizations.”

  5. April 30, 2022

    Maria Shriver tells grads that fears are ‘a window into your own bravery’

    At the first in-person U-M Spring Commencement since 2019, award-winning journalist, author and former California first lady Maria Shriver told graduates they’ve been given “the gift of a shredded rule book.”

  6. April 25, 2022

    Sustainably made honors cords adorn 281 grads this school year

    In support of ongoing sustainability efforts across U-M, the Excellence in Sustainability Honors Cord Program this year is offering special graduation cords for those who have excelled in areas of sustainability.

  7. December 19, 2021

    Winter graduates urged to ‘value the fearless pursuit of truth’

    Speaking at U-M’s first in-person Winter Commencement since 2019, Ruth Simmons, president of Prairie View A&M University, cautioned graduates not to shed the high expectations and standards set for them as students.

  8. December 6, 2021

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  9. October 20, 2021

    Comeback Commencement for 2020 graduates set for May 7

    A 2020 Comeback Commencement Ceremony on May 7 at Michigan Stadium will honor Class of 2020 graduates who missed out on their ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  10. May 1, 2021

    Stevenson shares message of hope and justice with spring graduates

    In a virtual commencement ceremony that honored graduates amid the realities of an ongoing pandemic, civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson urged members of the Class of 2021 to leave their comfort zones and resist fear and anger.