Spring Commencement

  1. 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.

  2. 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.”

  3. 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.

  4. 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.”

  5. April 18, 2022

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  6. April 8, 2022

    UM-Dearborn announces plans, speaker for Spring Commencement

    Abdullah Hammoud, Dearborn mayor and UM-Dearborn alumnus, will be the commencement speaker for UM-Dearborn spring graduates, delivering pre-recorded remarks at three in-person ceremonies.

  7. March 17, 2022

    Shriver, Fauci, Klawe to speak at Spring Commencement

    The U.S. president’s chief medical adviser, an award-winning journalist and a computer scientist are recommended to receive honorary degrees and will speak at U-M’s various Spring Commencement ceremonies.

  8. 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.

  9. May 11, 2021

    Profiles of four Class of 2021 graduates

    Each year The University Record profiles selected prospective graduates who highlight the range of experiences and people who attend U-M. Click the headlines to read their full stories. Oceanography course started woman on environmental journey When she entered U-M four years ago, Olivia Mathiesen knew she loved science but wasn’t sure what she wanted to…
  10. May 6, 2021

    Graduate profiles from the Class of 2021

    Each year, The University Record profiles selected prospective graduates. This week, we feature David Schapiro of the College of Pharmacy and Tiffany Harris of LSA.