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

Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Power Center. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Program starts at 8 p.m.

Who is Invited to Attend?

All the undergraduate students who will graduate in Fall 2017, Winter 2018, or Summer 2018 and who have applied for graduation by March 10, 2018 will receive an email invitation.

What if I am an undergraduate and don’t apply for graduation until after March 10?

You will not be part of our Econ Commencement email group and you will not be able to receive notifications about how to register for tickets. We cannot guarantee that you will get any tickets for the event.

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

Make sure that you read all the emails regarding the Commencement that come from the Economics Department. If you register for tickets by the registration deadline (TBD), we guarantee that you will get at least 3 tickets (including one for yourself). If you are not in Ann Arbor to pick up your tickets, you can ask a friend to pick them up or we can mail them to you.

Do I need tickets for this event?

Yes. You will need tickets even for yourself. Without a ticket, you will not be able to attend the ceremony!!! There will be a registration process and if you register on time, we guarantee that you will get 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.

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 code?

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, April 28 at Michigan Stadium. You can get information about this at: