Spring Commencement

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. April 28, 2024

    UM‑Dearborn, UM‑Flint host commencement ceremonies

    UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint celebrated their most recent graduates with Spring Commencement ceremonies over the weekend, awarding degrees to more than two thousand graduates combined.

  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. 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.

  9. 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.”

  10. 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.