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Commencement Ceremonies

There are three graduation periods every year - April, August, and December - but only two campus-wide commencement ceremonies: Spring Commencement (at the conclusion of the Winter term), and Fall Commencement (in December). August (Summer) graduates are eligible to participate in either the Spring or the December ceremony.

University of Michigan Commencement
2018 Spring Commencement: April 28
2018 Winter Commencement: December 16
2019 Spring Commencement: May 4

Honors 2018 Graduation Ceremony: April 26, Thursday, 11a-12:30p

Honors celebrates students graduating with Honors or with acknowledgement for receiving the Sophomore Honors Award with this special event at Crisler Center. Friends and family are welcome.

Invitations. Formal invitations are mailed to students and families of those who filled out the request form. Students may pick up tickets for themselves and their guests in the Honors Office (1330 Mason Hall) when announced.

Accessibility. Crisler is handicap accessible. Limited parking is available onsite for guests with restricted mobility.  A state-issued disability placard/license plate must be displayed.  Handicapped Reserved spaces will be available by the northeast entrance of Crisler Center. Once inside the building, staff are on hand to direct guests to the elevators and appropriate seating.

Parking & Transportation.  Parking is available on site. (Note: Central Campus parking becomes full quite early in the day. For those who wish to easily navigate multiple ceremonies, we suggest U-M's Blue Bus system, which is free to visitors. There are also several cab and on-demand transportations companies (such as Uber & Lyft), which can be searched via the internet.)

There is an AATA Park & Ride Lot at Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd.  The lot is on the southwest corner of Stadium Blvd & Main St, the first entrance south of Stadium Blvd. It is within walking distance to Crisler Center. 

All Central and South campus orange, yellow, and blue permit lots will be open to the general public on Thursday, April 26, beginning at 9:00a.  There are several orange and yellow lots near Crisler Center: SC4, SC5, SC6, SC7, SC35, and SC36.  (Please visit for a detailed map of the area.)

Michigan blue busses, including the Commuter South, will be in operation that day and may be a viable option for traveling to and from Crisler Center for some graduates and families. 

See more information on the campus-wide ceremony.

Honors 2018 Open House: April 27, Friday, 10a-1p

The LSA Honors Program Senior Open House (G421 Mason Hall), in the Perlman Honors Commons, allows students to say goodbye to their Academic Advisors and to pick up graduation regalia, if they were unable to attend the ceremony at Crisler. A continental breakfast is available throughout the morning.