Spring Commencement 2018
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 5:30 p.m.
Graduates' Assembly Schedule
All Undergraduates, Master's and Doctoral Graduates: Please plan to arrive between 4:30 - 4:45 p.m. and meet in the balcony (third floor) of Hill Auditorium to check in, fill out your name card and organize for the academic procession.
You will be directed to sit with your department until it is time to process to the front section of seating in the auditorium.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY BELONGINGS TO THE BALCONY AS THE AREA WILL BE UNSECURED DURING THE CEREMONY.
During the ceremony, the name of each attending graduate will be read. Each graduate will walk across the stage to be greeted by the dean.
Family and Guests
Hill Auditorium will open to guests at 4:45 p.m. Guests should enter through the front doors and be seated by 5:25 p.m. Aside from the seating area reserved for graduates, it is general seating and guests may sit wherever they prefer.
Please encourage your guests to arrive early for a good seat. Guests are requested to remain seated throughout the program.
Guests with Disabilities
The University of Michigan wants to ensure that all graduates, candidates, and guests can participate fully in graduation. The following arrangements are made in cooperation with the Accessibility Task Force of the Council for Disability Concerns.
If your guest(s) have mobility limitations (wheelchair, walker, etc.) please plan to have them arrive by 4:30 p.m. so that they can be seated before we open the doors to the general public. By entering Hill Auditorium from the WEST entrance (off Thayer) you will be nearest the ramps into the auditorium. Ushers will be available to assist in locating wheelchair-accessible seating and restrooms for guests. Please contact Vanessa Sly Thoburn, (734) 882-9098 or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions regarding your guests' needs.
A sign language interpreter will also be signing on the stage.