Spring Commencement 2019

Applying for the Bachelor's Degree

All undergraduate students apply for the degree by filling out and submitting the online graduation application accessed through Wolverine Access.

Online Graduation Application Instructions

  • Use a web browser to access Wolverine Access. In Wolverine Access, select Student Business and then login using your uniqname and UMICH (Kerberos) password.
  • Once in Wolverine Access, click on the Student Center tile. Use the dropdown menu called "other academic..." and choose Apply to Graduate. Click the GO button.
  • Select the program for which you wish to apply for graduation.
  • Select your Expected Graduation Term and complete any name instructions.
  • Once the graduation application is complete, click Submit Application.

The application for a bachelor's degree is to be completed and submitted as follows:

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Deadline Date* Final Deadline Date** Expected Term of Graduation Degree Conferral Month and Year
October 15, 2018 December 11, 2018 Fall 2018 December 2018
March 5, 2019 April 23, 2019 Winter 2019 April 2019
March 5, 2019 August 15, 2019 Summer 2019 August 2019

*For name to appear in the commencement booklet
**For late processing; name will not appear in the commencement booklet (Diploma application deadlines)


Applying for the Doctoral Degree

The application for a doctoral degree is usually completed after registering for a Rackham Post-Defense Review. For more information about the Rackham Post-Defense Review, visit Completing the Doctoral Degree Requirements.

A complete listing of all Rackham Doctoral Degree Deadlines and information can be found online.

Doctoral students who meet the Rackham Doctoral Degree Deadline dates of:

  • September 24, 2018 *or* November 12, 2018 should apply for Fall 2018 degree conferral; degree conferral date December 16, 2018
  • January 29, 2019 *or* April 5, 2019 should apply for Winter 2019 degree conferral; degree conferral date May 3, 2019
  • May 24, 2019 *or* August 1, 2019 should apply for Summer 2019 degree conferral; degree conferral date August 20, 2019

Applying for the Master's Degree

All graduate students apply for the degree by filling out and submitting the online graduation application accessed through Wolverine Access.

Online Graduation Application Instructions

  • Use a web browser to access Wolverine Access. In Wolverine Access, select Student Business and then log in using your uniqname and UMICH (Kerberos) password.
  • Once in Wolverine Access, click on the Student Center tile. Use the dropdown menu called "other academic..." and choose Apply to Graduate. Click the GO button.
  • Select the program for which you wish to apply for graduation.
  • Select your Expected Graduation Term and complete any name instructions.
  • Once the graduation application is complete, click Submit Application.

Per the Rackham Graduate School, the application for a master's degree is to be completed and submitted as follows:

Deadline Date* Final Deadline Date** Expected Term of Graduation Degree Conferral Month and Year
October 15, 2018 December 11, 2018 Fall 2018 December 2018
March 5, 2019 April 17, 2019 Winter 2019 April 2019
March 5, 2019 August 15, 2019 Summer 2019 August 2019

*For name to appear in the commencement booklet
**For late processing; name will not appear in the commencement booklet (Diploma application deadlines)

Elementary and Secondary Master of Arts with Certification (MAC) Teaching Interns

Interns who matriculated in summer 2018 will be enrolled in courses to complete the Master's Degree Program in the spring 2019 and should apply to graduate in summer 2019.

Teach for America (TFA) Detroit Corps Members

Corps members who matriculated in Winter 2018 will be enrolled in courses to complete the master's degree program in the Spring 2019 and should apply to graduate in Summer 2019.

View Complete Guidelines for Master's and Doctoral Students

Download this document to view an expanded version of these procedures and additional information.