April 29, 2019 - 1:00pm
915 E Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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Please save the date for the 2019 U-M College of Pharmacy Commencement Ceremony.

  • Commencement Speaker - Dr. Julie A. Johnson

    Julie A. Johnson, Pharm.D., is Dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine.  Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on cardiovascular pharmacogenomics and genomic medicine implementation, for which she has been named a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Scientist in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. 

    indicating she is in the top 1% of the most highly cited scientists in the her field globally.    Dr. Johnson has served in numerous capacities with the NIH, the Food and Drug Administration and leadership roles in multiple professional societies, including as President of the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.  She has received numerous awards and honors and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2014. 

  • Event Day Information

    General information:

    • Please plan to arrive early.
    • Please turn off all cell phones.
    • Commencement will start at 1:00 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.

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

    PARKING

    Parking is available in the city structures: Maynard (324 Maynard St), Washington (215 Washington Street), Liberty (510 E. Washington) and Forest (650 S. Forest)

    The gates to the Thayer (216 S. Thayer Street), Fletcher, Hill (201 Fletcher Street), Thompson (500 Thompson St) and Palmer-Blue Area (200 Washtenaw Avenue) structures will be opened at 10 a.m. for commencement guests. Parking enforcement in these areas will be suspended from 10 a.m. to the end of posted enforcement hours.  Even though enforcement is suspended, we encourage guests not to park in any specialty signed spaces (Gold, UM Business, Service Vehicle, etc.  The campus parking structures fill to capacity during the business days. 

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

  • Ann Arbor Travel - Accommodations

    ACCOMMODATIONS

    Holiday Inn North
    3600 Plymouth Road 
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/ann-arbor/arbnc/hoteldetail

    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

  • 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.