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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 5, 2022
Short news items from around the University of Michigan.
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.”
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.”
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.