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Commencement

General Information

If you ​are graduating in December 201​7​, or you are planning on graduating in ​April or August 2018, please read below.​

The Economics Undergraduate Commencement will take place on Friday, ​April 2​7th​, 201​8​ at 8 pm at Power Center. Caps and gowns are required.

The program begins with a faculty and graduate processional. There will be a speaker, Dr. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the United Nations' Economic Commission for Africa. During the program, each graduate will have his/her name announced as they walk across the stage to receive a congratulatory certificate. You will want to allow 1.5-2 hours for the event. The doors will open at 7:30 pm​,​ so if your family wants good seats, it is recommended that they come early.

Tickets are required for this event. The graduating students will also need their own tickets!! Without a ticket, you will not be able to attend the ceremony!!! There will be a registration process, and if you register on time, you will be guaranteed that you will receive three tickets (one for you and two more for your guests). You will have an opportunity to get on the waitlist for more tickets. More details will be emailed to you at a later time.​

You will be asked to complete a two-question RSVP form to confirm your participation in the Economics Commencement Ceremony on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8pm at the Power Center and provide information about your ticket needs. You and your guests will all need to present your tickets in order to enter the Power Center the evening of the ceremony.

The required RSVP form will be available online from noon on Thursday, March 8, 2018​ through March 19​, 2018 at 3:30 pm. For family members unable to attend the ceremony, the Department will livestream the event online (the world-wide URL will be announced the week of graduation by email, and a link to the live stream will be available on our website), as well as provide a link to an online recording, which will be available on the Department’s website in mid-May.

 

IMPORTANT: POWER CENTER TICKET ELIGIBILITY

Students who have graduated in December 2017​, or who will graduate in April 2018​, or August 2018​ are eligible for three (3) tickets to the Economics Commencement Ceremony, provided they have applied for graduation on or before March 10, 2018​. This is also the deadline to apply for graduation in order to be included in the University's commencement bulletin. Please note that the 3 tickets include one for the student and two for guests!!!

 

IMPORTANT: GUARANTEEING OR RELEASING YOUR 3 POWER CENTER TICKETS

You must complete and submit the RSVP form no later than March 19, 2018 at 3:30 pm in order to guarantee your 3 tickets. Seating is limited at the Power Center, so in order to accommodate as many families as possible, if you do not plan to use any or some of your guaranteed tickets, please complete Question #1 and #2 of the form no later than March 19​ at 3:30 pm. The link to the form will be sent to you the day before the registration starts.

 

IMPORTANT: ADDITIONAL TICKETS

Graduating students can request additional tickets via a waitlist. Please be considerate of your fellow graduates and only request the tickets that you actually need. Requesting additional tickets on the RSVP form will automatically add your name to the ticket waitlist. After submitting the form (and anytime thereafter), you can view your position on the list online.

CRITICAL INFORMATION: ADDITIONAL TICKETS WILL BE ALLOCATED BASED ON YOUR POSITION ON THE WAIT LIST CREATED BY THE RSVP FORM. YOUR PRIORITY ON THE LIST IS THE DATE/TIME YOU SUBMIT THE RSVP FORM. WE WILL FIRST ALLOCATE 2 EXTRA TICKETS TO THE STUDENTS ON THE WAITLIST STARTING AT THE TOP OF THE LIST AND MOVING DOWN. IF THERE ARE ANY MORE TICKETS LEFT AFTER THE FIRST ROUND, WE WILL ALLOCATE THEM IN ONE TICKET INCREMENTS THE SAME WAY WE DID IT IN THE FIRST ROUND AND SO ON. EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS ABOUT ALLOCATIONS OF WAITLISTED TICKETS WILL BEGIN THE WEEK OF MARCH 26​th. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT ONE WILL RECEIVE ANY OR ALL OF THE TICKETS ONE HAS WAITLISTED FOR!!!

 

TICKET PICK-UP

Tickets that have been guaranteed by the RSVP form may be picked up starting Thursday, April 5​ from the Economics Main Office (238 Lorch Hall; open 8am-5pm Mon-Fri). You will need to bring your M-Card to pick up your tickets. If you are studying abroad or you no longer live in Ann Arbor and will be unable to pick up your tickets yourself, please email omustata@umich.edu. Any guaranteed tickets not picked up by Friday, April 20, 2018​ will be considered abandoned and will be offered to those on the waitlist.

For FAQ about our commencement, please click here.

If you want to make sure that you are included in all of our future emails about this event you have to apply for graduation in Wolverine Access by March 10​, 2018.​

If you have any questions, please email the undergraduate office. Please make sure that you read all the future emails to be aware of all the deadlines!!!