Spring Commencement 2017

Commencement Countdown


SOE Graduation Stage

Commencement Ceremonies
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.
Hill Auditorium

Commencement Eligibility

You are eligible to participate in the school's ceremony if you:

  • Received a degree in education or teacher certification in December 2016
  • Expect to receive a degree in education or teacher certification in April/May or August 2017
  • Please review the Commencement Eligibility Guide prior to applying.

Commencement Details

  • The length of the ceremony is approximately 90 minutes.
  • There is no summer commencement ceremony. Students graduating in August 2017 may choose to attend the spring School of Education commencement or the December 2017 all-university commencement ceremony.
  • Students receiving teaching certificates are considered alumni/ae of the School of Education and are welcome at our ceremony. We hope you will attend!
  • Regarding any exceptions or extenuating circumstances for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students, please contact your program chair or the teacher education director with requests.
  • Graduates and guests DO NOT NEED a ticket to attend the School of Education ceremony.
  • Master's and PhD graduating students are also invited to participate in the University Graduate Exercises (Rackham) on Friday, April 28, at 10:00 a.m. at Hill Auditorium.
  • All School of Education graduating students also invited to participate in the All-University Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday, April 29, at 10:00 a.m. at the Michigan Stadium.
  • Note that tickets are required to participate in the All-University Commencement.

Important Contact Information

Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Michigan Union - 734.995.8877
Ulrich's Bookstore, 549 E. University Ave. - 734.662.3201
University Commencement Hotline - 734.647.6037
University Graduate Exercises - 734.615.0520
Campus Information Centers - 734.764.4636
Diploma and Transcript Office - 734.763.9066


Please contact us at soe.commencement@umich.edu