Spring Commencement 2019
Driving directions to Hill Auditorium can be found at https://ums.org/venue/hill-auditorium.
Hotel arrangements for your guests should be made as soon as possible.
Public parking will be available in the U-M parking structures on Thayer and Fletcher Streets. These are the closest structures to Hill Auditorium and they provide handicapped parking. Please see parking map for parking options near Hill Auditorium. The U-M Parking Office will suspend enforcement for the Thayer and Fletcher street parking structure/lots for graduates and their guests. Please avoid any specialty parking spaces such as the reserved spots for U-M vehicles only. If a parking attendant is at the gate, please tell them you are attending the School of Education commencement. Parking spaces are provided on a first come, first served basis so unfortunately there is no guarantee that there will be available parking spots in these two lots. For a complete listing of all city and campus parking please visit:
For cars with handicapped parking permits nearly the entire lower level of the Thayer Street structure is reserved for handicapped parking. This structure is across the street in the same block as Hill Auditorium (see map). There are also numerous spaces located on various levels of the Fletcher Street structure, near the Alumni Center. These are somewhat less convenient locations than the Thayer Street structure. A few city-maintained handicapped parking spaces are also available on streets in the vicinity.