December 18, 2022
Winter graduates told ‘persistence makes the impossible achievable’
Winter Commencement speaker Vera L. Songwe encouraged U-M graduates to embrace a future of possibilities and persist throughout any hardships that may come along the way.
October 31, 2022
Three recommended for Winter Commencement honorary degrees
Three leaders in the fields of international finance, higher education and medical research are being recommended for honorary degrees at the U-M Ann Arbor campus’ 2022 Winter Commencement.
December 19, 2021
Winter graduates urged to ‘value the fearless pursuit of truth’
Speaking at U-M’s first in-person Winter Commencement since 2019, Ruth Simmons, president of Prairie View A&M University, cautioned graduates not to shed the high expectations and standards set for them as students.
December 17, 2021
U-M to require COVID-19 booster; updates plans for winter term
U-M is requiring all students, faculty and staff on all three campuses to get a COVID-19 booster shot as one of several enhanced mitigation measures during the winter 2022 academic term.
November 11, 2021
Four recommended for Winter Commencement honorary degrees
Four leaders in the fields of higher education, theater, mathematics and community research are being recommended for honorary degrees at the Ann Arbor campus’ 2021 Winter Commencement.
December 4, 2020
University preparing virtual celebration for winter graduates
With public gatherings restricted because of the COVID-19 pandemic, U-M is planning to honor its winter 2020 Ann Arbor campus graduates with a virtual commemoration.
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.
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.
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.
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.