Spring Commencement

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. May 4, 2019

    Rackham speaker: ‘We win if your mind is stretched, but not filled’

    Nobel Prize winner Randy Schekman told master’s and doctoral degree recipients they should take away bigger lessons and skills from their time at U-M, rather than just a vast array of facts.

  10. May 4, 2019

    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s U-M Commencement Address

    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s remarks for the University of Michigan’s Spring Commencement, May 4, 2019, as prepared for delivery.