1. September 19, 2023

    University seeks nominations for honorary degree recipients

    The U-M community is being asked to nominate individuals who have contributed to their field or society to be considered for honorary degrees.

  2. April 29, 2023

    Marsalis to graduates: ‘We need a revolution of thought and feeling’

    Spring Commencement speaker Wynton Marsalis told U-M’s spring graduates they are “a bridge in the unrelenting cycle of life,” and must step up during difficult times to be leaders, critical thinkers and people willing to spark a change.

  3. April 28, 2023

    Coleman encourages Rackham graduates to ‘say yes’

    President Emerita Mary Sue Coleman advised those obtaining U-M master’s and doctoral degrees at the Rackham Graduate Ceremonies that when faced with decisions important to them they should “say yes.”

  4. April 17, 2023

    Commencement chief marshal prepares to pass the torch

    Mika LaVaque-Manty is preparing for his last commencement as chief marshal. He began volunteering as a faculty marshal in 2002 and has been the university’s chief marshal since 2008. 

  5. March 13, 2023

    Four recommended for Spring Commencement honorary degrees

    Wynton Marsalis, Mary Sue Coleman, Phil Hagerman and Dominique Morisseau, leaders in music, education, philanthropy and art, are being recommended for honorary degrees at Spring Commencement.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. December 5, 2022

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  9. 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.”

  10. 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.”