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Commencement

2018 Undergraduate Commencement

Friday, April 27, 2018
12:00PM

Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI

 

Admission is FREE.
Graduates will receive an electronic invitation and are requested to RSVP with the total number of guests no later than April 15, 2018. 

Important Information for Graduates:

ACADEMIC ATTIRE
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.

COMMENCEMENT DAY
Graduates should assemble in cap & gown in the Michigan Theater NO LATER THAN 11:00AM. Upon arriving to the theater, go directly to the registration tables in the lobby.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY VALUABLES (PURSES, CELL PHONES, CAMERAS, ETC.) TO COMMENCEMENT. THERE IS NO SAFE PLACE TO STORE THEM DURING THE CEREMONY.

Important Information for Families and Guests:

The Michigan Theater will open to guests at 11:30AM. 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.

Guests are asked to remain seated during the program. At the end of the program, after the faculty and graduates have recessed, guests are invited to join their graduates in the lobby.

PHOTOGRAPHY
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, however, guests may not stand in the aisle or along the walls or move to the front of the auditorium. These areas must remain clear for emergency purposes. Guests will be asked to leave if they do not comply with this safety regulation. 

STUDENTS AND GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES
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. Please contact Melissa Bauernfeind in the Department of Communication Studies at mbauernf@umich.edu, to arrange accessible seating needs. All requests for special arrangements should be made no later than April 15, 2018.

PARKING
Parking, without permits, is available in all university parking structures on April 27th. 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.

For more information on parking, please visit http://pts.umich.edu/.

 

University of Michigan Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00am
Michigan Stadium

Graduates and families may refer to the following website for more information about UM commencement ceremonies: http://commencement.umich.edu/.