Spring Commencement

  1. April 30, 2021

    Choreographer to Rackham graduates: ‘Keep it simple’

    At the conclusion of a complex year, Twyla Tharp’s message at the Rackham Graduate Exercises was to “keep it simple.” The acclaimed choreographer and dancer delivered a virtual address to those receiving U-M advanced degrees.

  2. April 26, 2021

    Schools, colleges and groups prepare to celebrate 2021 graduates

    The Office of University Development created a webpage with the time, date and contact information for spring 2021 celebrations and ceremonies by schools, colleges and specialty graduations.

  3. April 26, 2021

    Graduate profiles from the Class of 2021

    Each year, The University Record highlights selected prospective graduates. This week, we profile Olivia Mathiesen of LSA and Alyxandra Ciale Charfauros, known as ciale, of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

  4. April 25, 2021

    Mural by Stamps alumnae, students honors class of 2021

    Students from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, led by Stamps alumnae, created a chalk paint mural in front of the Rackham Graduate School to honor the Class of 2021.

  5. April 19, 2021

    Special commencement activities planned to celebrate Class of ’21

    With Spring Commencement less than two weeks away, the university has planned a number of special activities to honor the Class of 2021, both at home and in Ann Arbor.

  6. 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…
  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.