August 08, 2020

Winter Commencement

  1. December 15, 2019

    Meijer reminds graduates life is an opportunity for reinvention

    Unlike the deadlines they faced for papers or exams, U-M’s newest graduates will never run out of time to revise their life story, 2019 Winter Commencement speaker Hendrik G. (Hank) Meijer told them.

  2. November 1, 2019

    Five recommended for Winter Commencement honorary degrees

    Five leaders in fields of endeavor that reach from the Ann Arbor arts community to the global fight for public health have been recommended for honorary degrees at the Ann Arbor campus’ Winter Commencement.

  3. December 16, 2018

    Lynn Conway encourages graduates to embrace coming social change

    U-M professor emerita and transgender advocate Lynn Conway stressed the importance of embracing social change and imparted wisdom from some of history’s brilliant minds in her Winter Commencement address.

  4. October 15, 2018

    Four recommended for honorary degrees at Winter Commencement

    Lynn Conway, U-M professor emerita, computer scientist, electrical engineer, inventor and a transgender activist, is one of four recommended to receive honorary degrees and will deliver the Winter Commencement address.

  5. December 17, 2017

    Jesmyn Ward urges patience, persistence on path to success

    In her address at the 2017 Winter Commencement, acclaimed author Jesmyn Ward told U-M graduates to stay patient and persist when the road to success seems long and difficult.

  6. November 20, 2017

    Author Jesmyn Ward to deliver Winter Commencement address

    Award-winning author, Tulane University professor and MacArthur Fellow Jesmyn Ward will deliver the address at the 2017 U-M Winter Commencement on Dec. 17 in Crisler Center.

  7. December 18, 2016

    Graduates encouraged to ‘raise your sights’ in times of change

    Winter Commencement speaker Dr. Julio Frenk implored U-M graduates to “raise their sights” as they embark into a world that is undergoing a pivotal moment of change.

  8. October 31, 2016

    Special alumni award helps highlight U-M’s past, herald its future

    The university is creating a special Bicentennial Alumni Award for its 200th year, honoring 20 people who embody the breadth and excellence of its more recent alumni.

  9. October 17, 2016

    Four recommended for honorary degrees at Winter Commencement

    A legendary jazz double bassist, a philanthropist to the visual and performing arts, a renowned global health leader and an innovator in medical education are scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement.

  10. December 20, 2015

    Schlissel calls on graduates to heed lesson of U-M’s mistake

    President Mark Schlissel urged graduates to learn from a “horrible mistake” in the university’s past, and to “use the breadth of your University of Michigan education” when debating important issues.