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Commencement Ceremony

The May 1, 2020 Communication and Media Commencement Ceremony has been cancelled. 


Department of Communication and Media Commencement Ceremony

Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor


Friday, May 1, 2020

11:00am - Doors open. Graduating Seniors will go to the back of the theater to process in.

11:30am - Students line up 

12:00pm - Ceremony starts

1:30pm - Ceremony ends



Information for Graduates:

Graduates participating in any U-M commencement must wear academic attire (cap & gown). Such attire can be purchased at the Michigan Union Bookstore, 530 South State Street (734-995-8877) or Ulrich's Bookstore, 549 East University (734-662-3201). Contact the individual bookstores for specific information on graduation attire.


Information for Families and Guests:

The Michigan Theater will open to guests at 11:00AM. Tickets are not required. Guests should enter through the front doors and be seated by 11:45am. The ceremony will begin promptly at 12:00 noon.

A professional photographer will take a color photo of each graduate after he/she is recognized on stage. Graduates will receive a free color proof; there is no obligation to purchase reprints. Family members are welcome to take photographs during the ceremony from their seats.

The University of Michigan wants to ensure that all graduates and guests can participate fully in commencement ceremonies. Ushers will be available to assist in locating wheel-chair-accessible seating and restrooms for guests. There is space in the RSVP form to include comments or questions regarding the event, venue, accommodations on the basis of disability, etc. More information about accessibility at the Michigan Theater

Parking, without permits, is available in all university parking structures on May 1. The UM parking structures on Thayer and Fletcher Streets are closest to the Michigan Theater and provide accessible parking for guests. Paid parking is available behind the Michigan Theater with an entrance on East Washington Street; and another lot across the street from the theater has entrances on Maynard and Thompson Streets. Visit Republic Parking and the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority website for more parking information.

University of Michigan Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 2, 2020


Michigan Stadium

Graduates and families may refer to the following website for more information about UM commencement ceremonies: