1. May 20, 2024

    It Happened at Michigan — LBJ’s ‘Great Society’ speech at U-M

    When President Lyndon B. Johnson stood before the Class of 1964 at Michigan Stadium, it was the first time a sitting president had stepped foot on the U-M campus.

  2. May 4, 2024

    Commencement speaker shares how magic provides insight to shape lives

    Spring Commencement speaker Brad Meltzer told U-M graduates to draw upon the magic in their lives as they enter the world and continue to grow and transform into the best versions of themselves.

  3. May 3, 2024

    Journalist promotes kindness to graduates at Rackham ceremony

    Prize-winning journalist and critic Robin D. Givhan said she thinks about kindness often nowadays, and she encouraged those receiving advanced degrees from U‑M to do the same.

  4. April 27, 2024

    University addresses potential commencement protests

    Provost Laurie K. McCauley and Martino Harmon, vice president for student life, have emailed the Ann Arbor campus community and the families of prospective graduates regarding possible protests at graduation ceremonies.

  5. April 25, 2024

    Commencement-related celebrations and parking changes

    In addition to U-M’s main Spring Commencement ceremony May 4 and the Rackham Graduate Exercises on May 3, schools and colleges, along with various departments and identity groups, will host ceremonies.

  6. April 16, 2024

    Dearborn, Flint campuses announce commencement schedules

    UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint have scheduled their Spring Commencement ceremonies. UM-Dearborn will conduct three ceremonies April 27, and UM-Flint’s four ceremonies will be April 27-28.

  7. March 25, 2024

    Five recommended for Spring Commencement honorary degrees

    Five leaders in the fields of writing, medicine, philanthropy and journalism are being recommended for honorary degrees at the Ann Arbor campus’ 2024 Spring Commencement.

  8. December 17, 2023

    Graduates urged to offer ‘defiant humanism’ in troubled times

    Author, journalist and commentator David Brooks encouraged U-M’s December graduates to embrace “brave living,” and seek out personal connections and moral values in the face of growing global challenges.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.