Winter Commencement

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.