April 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
915 E Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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Please save the date for the U-M College of Pharmacy Commencement Ceremony.

  • Event Day Information

    General information:

    • Please plan to arrive early.
    • Please turn off all cell phones.
    • Commencement will start at 2:00 pm.

    Procession:

    • Line up in alpha order.
    • First person of the row enters and moves all the way to the far side of the row.
    • Each row follows in turn.

    Oath of a Pharmacist:

    • Class representative will instruct you to speak loudly and in UNISON.

    Hooding of the Graduates:

    • Faculty Marshal will lead first student from seat to stage, entire row follows.
    • Each row will rise and process to the stage. The faculty marshal will release you to enter the stage as your name is called.
    • Stand on the X in front of the Associate Deans to be hooded.
    • Walk to the DEAN and shake hands (photo will be taken).
    • Walk to the Faculty Marshal for Certificate (for photo purposes only).
    • When you return to your original seat....PLEASE BE SEATED IMMEDIATELY.

    After Ceremony:

    • Group photo will be taken on the steps of Rackham immediately following the ceremony. 
    • Please return rentals gowns, hood, and tams to the 2nd floor before leaving Rackham.
    • Pick up envelope with graduation materials at the same time.
    • Congratulations!! 
  • Ann Arbor Travel

    LOCATION
    The Commencement Ceremony is being held at Rackham Auditorium.
    Address: 915 E. Washington Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

    AIR TRAVEL
    Detroit International Airport (DTW) is the airport nearest Ann Arbor. Travel time from DTW to Ann Arbor is approximately 25 minutes.

    ACCOMMODATIONS (Closest to Rackham)

    Bell Tower
    300 South Thayer
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    (734) 769-3010
    http://www.belltowerhotel.com/

    Graduate Ann Arbor
    615 East Huron Street
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    (800) 666-8693
    http://graduateannarbor.com/

    Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown

    120 West Huron Street
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    (734) 662-9999
    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/arbdt-residence-inn-ann-arbor-downtown/

    A complete list of accommodations in the Ann Arbor area can be found at: http://www.visitannarbor.org/accommodations/hotels

    DRIVING DIRECTIONS (to Rackham)
    A complete list of driving directions can be found at: http://www.rackham.umich.edu/rackham_building/driving_directions/

    PARKING
    The Thayer (216 S. Thayer Street), Fletcher (201 Fletcher Street), and Palmer Structures (200 Washtenaw Avenue) will be open beginning at 9:00 am for visitors on Commencement day. Please note that at the Palmer Structure only the Blue parking area is available.

    DINING
    A complete list of restaurants in the Ann Arbor area can be found at: http://www.visitannarbor.org/dining

  • FAQs

    Will guests need to bring the commencement invitations to get into Rackham?
    No. Guests will not need to bring anything to enter.

    Is there a limit of guests we can invite?
    Currently there is no limit of how many guests can be invited.

    When will the commencement attire arrive? The commencement attire is due to arrive at the College of Pharmacy by April 9th.  An email notification will be sent when the attire arrives.

    When do I need to return my commencement attire?The University of Michigan commencement ceremony is Saturday, April 28. Students attending the University of Michigan ceremony should return the academic attire to Hilda McDonald by Monday, April 30.