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Graduation

DATES

U-M Spring Commencement: Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Honors Graduation Ceremony: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 11a at the Crisler Center. All students graduating from the Honors program are invited.

W16 Honors Awards Ceremony: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:30p at the Michigan Union Anderson Room. (Award recipients have successfully applied to Honors Awards and Scholarships and are notified of their inclusion in this ceremony.)

Honors Graduation Invitation Request:  All Honors graduates and their families are invited to attend the graduation ceremonies at Crisler Center. We will mail formal invitations to the addresses provided. Please complete your invitation request (by March 1) here.

Link to U-M Commencement Website

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DETAILS
Honors Graduation Ticket Distribution

Graduation tickets will be available beginning April 1 in the Honors office, 1330 Mason Hall, 8:30a - 4:30p. There is no limit to tickets for family and guests this year, as we have expanded our space in Crisler Arena.

Honors Awards Ceremony: Thursday, April 27th, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Michigan Union Anderson Room (1st Floor).

Honors Graduation Ceremony: Thursday, April 27th, 11 a.m.

Location: Crisler Center  (Parking information is available at the bottom of the page.)

Formal invitations will be sent; copies will be available in the Honors office.  Families will be glad to know that there is no limit to the number of guests students may invite. 

On graduation day, students will have seating on the main floor. Families and guests will use the Lower Bowl seating.

Students may pick up tickets from the Honors office (1330 Mason Hall) after April 1.

Honors Open House Reception: Friday, April 28th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Perlman Honors Commons, G Floor Mason Hall
NOTE: The Honors Office will be closed this day.

A light brunch and beverages will be available to graduates, family, and friends during the afternoon, as faculty and staff congratulate the latest graduating class. Stop by, spend a few minutes, and relax.

Honors Cords & Certificates

Honors cords, maize and blue combined, and your Honors graduation certificate are bestowed upon you during the graduation ceremony. If you are unable to attend the Honors Graduation, please stop by the Open House to pick up the cords and certificate, so that you may wear your cords for Spring Commencement on Saturday morning. (Yellow cords, offered at the book store, relate to GPA/Distinction. You should estimate if your cumulative GPA will be 3.6+, should you wish to purchase them.) Should you be unable to attend either function, please stop by the Honors Office after the weekend of ceremonies.

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Parking|Transportation and Accessibility on Graduation Day

Accessibility:

Guests wilth limited mobility may be dropped off at the southwest or northeast entrances. The southwest entrance is on the same level as the concourse, while the northeast may be easier to access. At the northeast entrance, there is an elevator to the concourse.

Limited parking is available onsite for guests with limited mobility.  A state-issued disability placard/license plate must be displayed.  Handicapped Reserved spaces will be available by the northeast entrance of Crisler Center. 

ADA seating is available on the inner concourse, in between the upper and lower bowl. The Event Management Staff (badged and available throughout the building) will assist you.

Parking & Transportation

There is an AATA Park & Ride Lot at Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium.  The lot is on the southwest corner of Stadium & Main, the first entrance south of Stadium. It is within walking distance to Crisler Center. 

All Central and South campus orange, yellow, and blue permit lots will be open to the general public on Friday, May 3rd beginning at 9:00am.  There are several orange and yellow lots near Crisler Center: SC4, SC5, SC6, SC7, SC35, and SC36.  (Please visit pts.umich.edu/maps/central_south.pdf for a detailed map of the area.)

Michigan blue busses, including the South Bound Commuter, will be in operation that day and may be a viable option for traveling to and from Crisler Center for some graduates and families.