Spring Commencement

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. May 4, 2019

    ‘Where do you want to go?’

    Reminding them that her grandmother witnessed 100 years of history, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told U-M graduates they are poised to shape the future of the nation and the world.

  8. May 4, 2019

    Forever, Go Blue! Images from 2019 Spring Commencement

    Photos from 2019 commencement ceremonies around campus.

  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 2, 2019

    Update on parking over commencement weekend

    With Spring Commencement ceremonies occurring between today and Sunday, faculty and staff are advised that Ross Athletic, Central and North campus parking areas will be made available for guest parking.