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The Department of English Language and Literature
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

 Friday, May 3rd, 2019
4:00 pm

Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor


Families and Guests:

Tickets are NOT required for this free event.To ensure that all of our graduates are able to have family attend, we request that each graduating student limit the number of guests to no more than eight. Lobby doors will open to guests at 3:30 p.m. and guests should be seated by 3:45 p.m. Each graduate will be recognized by name as they cross the stage. Guests are welcome to take photographs during the ceremony from their seats however guests are not allowed to stand in the aisle, along the walls or move to the front at any time during the ceremony. These areas MUST remain clear for emergency purposes. NO helium balloons are allowed due to safety/fire concerns, but flowers are welcomed. A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony in the Michigan Theater lobby and balcony.

Michigan Theater: Accessibility and Parking Information


Graduating Student Registration Information:

Students must RSVP by Monday, April 22nd, 2019, in order to be included on the list of students participating in the ceremony. Please contact the Undergraduate Department if you have questions or concerns at 734-764-6330 or

Students are requested to arrive in CAP and GOWN PROMPTLY at 3:00 p.m. at the Michigan Theater and proceed through the lobby towards the back to the Screening Room to register.

NO purses, back packs, totes, etc. will be allowed in the ceremony line or screening room. Please leave these items in your car or with a family member.


Please contact Karena Huff at if you have questions.

2019 English Department Commencement Speaker