Commencement is a milestone—one of life’s landmark occasions, a time when graduates, family members, and friends gather to celebrate past and future. At 8:00 a.m., graduates and candidates gather on the east side of Michigan Stadium near Gate 1, where event staff will help them prepare for the procession.
Graduate Schedule for Commencement Day
- 8:00 a.m. Arrive at Grad Assembly—east side of Michigan Stadium near Gate 1
- 8:15 a.m. Graduate photography begins
- 8:30 a.m. Graduate procession into stadium
- 9:30 a.m. Graduate procession ends
Graduates arriving after 9:15 a.m. will not be able to enter graduate seating until after the ceremony begins.
10:00 a.m. Spring Commencement ceremony begins
11:45 a.m. Ceremony ends (approximately)
Before entering the stadium, graduates will pass through a photo tent to have their pictures taken. From there, commencement marshals will guide them into the stadium and direct them to their seats.
For more information visit the University of Michigan Commencement website.