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LSA Honors Program Graduation Ceremony
Our graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022.
Doors open at 10:00 am and the ceremony will begin at 11:00 am ET.
33 E Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Limited parking is available onsite for guests with restricted mobility in lot SC6 in front of Crisler. A state-issued disability placard/license plate must be displayed. Handicapped Reserved spaces will be available by the northeast entrance of the Crisler Center.
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. It is within walking distance to the Crisler Center.
Wheelchair accessible and companion seating is available. Event staff will be available to direct and assist. Captioning services will also be utilized throughout the ceremony.
Please plan on entering the Crisler Center through the NorthEast entrance. Event staff will be available as needed.
Please enter the Crisler Center through the Maize Rage student entrance and proceed to the concourse to check-in. The North tunnel and Northeast entrance can be used by individuals as needed, we ask that you make your way to the concourse near the Maize Rage doors to check in.
Please refer to U-M's commencement preparation website for information regarding eligibility, academic attire, checklists, and more.
Guests and graduates are encouraged to wear a mask but are not required to do so.
Honors Cords and Distinction Cords:
Honors cords are gifted to Honors graduates during our graduation ceremony and are not available for purchase.
Distinction (GPA) cords are available for purchase at the bookstore. These maize cords are for graduates who earn Distinction/High Distinction/Highest Distinction. The College of LSA does not award Latin Honors (cum laude, etc.). Instead, degrees ‘with distinction’ are awarded on the basis of rank in class. Students who have completed at least 58 credits in residence, at least 45 of which are “graded” (A+ to D-), and rank in the top 3% of their class are recommended for a degree “with Highest Distinction.” Those students who rank in the top 10% of their class, but not in the top 3%, are recommended for a degree “with High Distinction.” Those students who rank in the top 25% of their class, but not in the top 10%, are recommended for a degree “with Distinction.” A notation is made on the diploma and the transcript. The GPA ranges for the distinction notations are determined each May, based on the cumulative GPAs of LSA graduates of that May degree period. Those same numbers are used for the August and December degree periods of that calendar year.
So, winter 2022 distinction ranges will not be calculated until all grades are posted for all graduates for the winter 2022 term. Yes, this means you will not officially know at the time you participate in commencement activities.
How do you know whether or not you should buy maize distinction cords they sell at the bookstores? The GPA ranges don’t fluctuate all that much from year to year, so take a look at last year's ranges:
The ranges for 2021 were:
Highest Distinction: 3.973 - 4.000
High Distinction: 3.903 - 3.972
Distinction: 3.789 - 3.902
Graduation attire is strongly encouraged but is not required for the LSA Honors Graduation Ceremony. Graduation attire is required for the U-M's Commencement in the Big House.
Are you unable to attend Graduation?
With so many end-of-term activities, we understand that you may not be able to attend the LSA Honors Program's graduation ceremony.
We will be hosting an open house on Friday, April 29 from 10:00-1:00 pm in the Perlman Honors Commons (G421 Mason Hall). Graduates unable to attend the Honors ceremony are encouraged to stop by to pick up their Honors cords and certificate. Additional details will be available in This Week in Honors
Celebrations surround you!
We hope you take part in one or more of these opportunities.
University of Michigan Commencement.
The University of Michigan’s Spring Commencement on Saturday, April 30, 2022, in the Michigan Stadium. Learn more information and ticketing details here.
Information for commencement remembrances, such as photographs, frames diplomas, and yearbooks, can be found here.
College of Literature, Science and the Arts Ceremony.
LSA will honor this year's graduates with a ceremony on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Details here.