September 25, 2021

Spring Commencement

  1. April 19, 2021

    Scenes of celebration

    With the 2021 Spring Commencement planned as a largely virtual affair because of the COVID-19 pandemic, students have been given alternative opportunities to create memories at the Big House. A series of photo sessions allowed spring graduates to take and share photos from the field of Michigan Stadium. Click an image to view a larger…
  2. April 9, 2021

    UM-Dearborn announces spring commencement speaker

    Poet Nikki Giovanni, renowned for her socially conscious work on gender and race, will address UM-Dearborn graduates in a pre-recorded video at ceremonies taking place April 29 through May 4.

  3. March 25, 2021

    Five to receive honorary degrees at Spring Commencement

    Five leaders in the areas of information technology, engineering, human rights and the arts have been recommended to receive honorary degrees at the Ann Arbor campus’ 2021 Spring Commencement.

  4. March 25, 2021

    Grads invited to experience virtual commencement in the Big House

    Graduates in the University of Michigan Class of 2021 are invited to experience the May 1 virtual Spring Commencement ceremony from the stands of Michigan Stadium.

  5. March 4, 2021

    UM-Dearborn announces plans for commencement ceremonies

    UM-Dearborn will return to in-person commencement ceremonies this spring with a number of small ceremonies — which follow all health and safety guidelines — between April 29 and May 4.

  6. March 4, 2021

    Civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson to speak at Spring Commencement

    Bryan Stevenson, a civil rights attorney who has worked to exonerate prisoners on death row, will address U-M graduates at the virtual Spring Commencement. Choreographer Twyla Tharp will speak at the Rackham Graduate Exercises.

  7. February 4, 2021

    Spring Commencement to be conducted virtually this year

    U-M will conduct a virtual 2021 Spring Commencement due to ongoing health and safety concerns from the global COVID-19 pandemic. The event will begin at noon May 1.

  8. April 9, 2020

    U-M campuses plan alternatives to celebrate Class of 2020

    With the COVID-19 pandemic canceling U-M’s traditional Spring Commencement activities, the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses are designing alternative ways to recognize the Class of 2020.

  9. March 13, 2020

    U-M taking new steps to fight coronavirus

    U-M is implementing additional measures to stem the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, including new workplace policies for faculty and staff, and the cancellation of all Spring Commencement ceremonies.

  10. March 9, 2020

    Former V.P. Al Gore to speak at Spring Commencement

    Former Vice President Al Gore will deliver U-M’s Spring Commencement address May 2 while dramatist Dominique Morisseau will deliver the Rackham Graduate Exercises address May 1.