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Graduation Information

Annual Commencement Reception

The Program in Biology hosts a commencement ceremony at the end of winter term during which students will have their names read and walk across the stage to receive a certificate.  RSVP information for commencement ceremonies are sent to graduates in mid-March, and a general schedule of events is published below for public viewing. In order to participate in the ceremony, students must have a graduation date from the previous fall term through the following spring/summer term. Program in Biology ceremonies are held on Friday and Saturday of the University's commencement activities. University calendars are published here for pre-planning purposes. Please contact us at with RSVP questions. 


Friday, May 3, 2024

Biology and Plant Biology: 2:30PM, Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St.

Microbiology: 4:00PM, Palmer Commons Great Lakes Room, 100 Washtenaw Ave.

Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology (MCDB): 4:30PM, Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St.

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology/Ecology, Evolution, & Biodiversity: 5:30PM, Palmer Commons Great Lakes Room, 100 Washtenaw Ave.


Saturday, May 4, 2024

Biology, Health, & Society (BHS): 3:00PM, Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St.

Neuroscience: 6:00PM, Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St.




Request a Major/Minor Release Online

Major/minor releases can be requested without an advising appointment for students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Declared Program in Biology or Neuroscience major or minor
  2. LSA Online Audit Checklist is error-free

If these apply to you, you may request a release online (no appointment necessary).

[Note:  If all of these do not apply to you, please make an advising appointment.]


More information about graduation can be found here.