Frequently Asked Questions
What is the date of Commencement?
Friday, May 3, 2013
What time does Commencement start and end?
The BBA, MAcc & MsE Commencement Ceremony begins at 4:00pm and the MBA & PhD Commencement Ceremony begins at 7:00pm. Each ceremony is expected to run approximately 90 minutes.
Students are asked to be in their seats no later than 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony.
All guests must be seated 15 minutes prior to the ceremony start.
Where is Commencement held?
N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
What time do the doors at Hill Auditorium open?
For the BBA/MAcc/MsE Ceremony doors will open at 3:15pm.
For the MBA/PhD Ceremony doors will open at 6:15pm.
Are tickets required for guests?
Seating at Hill Auditorium is limited. Tickets are Required for all guests and graduates.
Please Note: We have 700+ eligible MBA graduates and 450+ BBA and MAcc graduates. We expect to fill every seat at both ceremonies. Please only request tickets if you are planning to attend.
All eligible graduates will be sent a ticket request survey in April 2013.
- BBA, MAcc & MsE Graduates who are planning to attend the 4:00pm ceremony can request up to 6 guest tickets.
- MBA and PhD Graduates who are planning to attend the 7:00pm ceremony can request up to 4 guest tickets.
We will live web-stream both ceremonies into Blau Auditorium and classrooms at Ross for other guests who are unable to get a seat at Hill.
Children at the Ceremony: Will need their own seat. Please note, there are no storage facilities for strollers at Hill Auditorium - do not bring strollers into the building.
Please contact email@example.com with any questions regarding Ross Commencement tickets.
Tickets ARE ALSO required for the University Spring Commencement on
Saturday, May 4. Please refer to the ticket information listed on the Graduate's Guide for additional details.
What do graduates need to wear?
Ross School of Business academic attire. Beginning in January 2013, this can be ordered online at http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/ross/ under Ross School of Business.
Attire can also be purchased at two local bookstores: Michigan Union Bookstore and Ulrich's Bookstore.
Some students have asked about purchasing "honor cords". While honor cords
may be purchased from graduation gown vendors, be advised that final honors
calculations are not computed until all grades are submitted (after
commencement). This means that students who wish to purchase honor cords are
doing so based on their own unofficial calculations, and wearing these honor
cords does not carry any official recognition.
Who are the Commencement
Please visit Speakers & Award Winners.
What other events are there?
Please visit Events & Activities.
Who is eligible to participate?
All graduates and candidates of the Winter Term 2013, Spring/Summer Term 2013, or Fall Term 2012 (Who did not participate in April 2012 ceremony), may participate.
Individuals who are unsure of their eligibility to participate in Spring Commencement should contact Ross Academic Services at 734.647.4933 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I apply for graduation?
Follow these steps:
For further information regarding applying for graduation, please visit http://www2.bus.umich.edu/MyiMpact/academics/graduation.
- Log on to Wolverine Access
- Select - Student Business
- Then select - Apply for Graduation
What are the future Ross School Commencement dates?
Friday, May 2, 2014