2015 Economics Commencement Celebration

When is the Department’s Commencement Celebration and where will it be held?

Friday, May 1, at the Power Center. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Program starts at 8 p.m.

Who is invited to attend?

All undergraduate students who have applied for graduation by February 20 and all graduating MAE students will receive an email invitation.

What if I am an undergraduate and don’t apply for graduation until after February 20?

You are welcome to join the Department’s celebration even if you don’t apply for graduation by February 20, however, in order to receive an invitation you will need to email Olga Mustata at omustata@umich.edu. You will also need to pick up your tickets on time.

What if I graduated in December or will graduate in August?

You are welcome to join the Department’s celebration, however, in order to receive an invitation and your tickets, you will need to email Olga Mustata at omustata@umich.edu.

Do I need tickets for this event?

Yes. More details will be emailed to you.

Do I need to RSVP?


Is there a limit on the number of guests I may bring?

Yes. Each student will initially receive 3 tickets. If students do not pick up their tickets by the deadline, tickets will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis. The deadline is to be determined and it will be announced by email.

How long is the program?

You should plan on the celebration program lasting between 1½ to 2 hours.

Is photography allowed?


What does the program include?

The program begins with a faculty and graduate processional into the auditorium. Following brief welcome remarks and commencement address, each graduate will have his/her name announced as they walk across stage (yes, this is definitely a photo op moment!) to receive a congratulatory certificate.

What is the dress?

Academic attire is required for graduates.

How do I order my academic attire?

Academic attire may be ordered beginning in mid-March at all three bookstores listed below:
Michigan Book & Supply 317 South State Street (734) 665-4990
Michigan Union Bookstore 530 South State Street (734) 995-8877
Ulrich's Bookstore 549 East University Avenue (734) 662-3201

What color tassel do I order?

LSA BS graduates: gold
LSA BA graduates: white

Where can I get information about the University’s commencement?

The university-wide commencement exercises will be held Saturday, May 2 at Michigan Stadium. You can get information about this at: http://www.umich.edu/~gradinfo