Winter Commencement

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. December 20, 2015

    Harvard law dean tells U-M crowd the world needs ‘upstanders’

    U-M graduates should take on the world’s challenges as “upstanders,” not “bystanders,” Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow said at the 2015 Winter Commencement.

  9. October 12, 2015

    Four to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement

    A respected art museum director, pharmaceutical industry leader, legal scholar and education advocate, and an acclaimed operatic tenor are scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement.

  10. December 14, 2014

    NASA leader Bolden urges graduates to ‘dream big dreams’

    Winter Commencement speaker Charles F. Bolden Jr. encouraged graduates gathered Dec. 14 at Crisler Arena to “go out and make a difference.”

    • UM-Dearborn graduates were encouraged to embrace technology, but also connect on a personal level.

    Photos from UM-Flint’s commencement ceremonies.