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General Information

2015 Commencement Exercises

The ceremonies are open to all Ross School May 2015 and August 2015 Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degree graduates and candidates, as well as any December 2014 graduates who did not participate in the May 2014 ceremony. Tickets are required for all graduates and guests.

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015

Initial details to be posted in Fall 2014.

Directions to Hill Auditorium

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Disability Access

The University of Michigan wants to ensure that all graduates and guests can participate fully in this program. Hill Auditorium has accessible entrances on the east and west sides of the building.  The west entrance is very close to Thayer Street, where cars may drop off passengers.  Staff will be available in Hill Auditorium to direct and assist guests to the special areas. Wheelchair seating as well as a seating area with real-time captioning is available for persons with hearing impairments. A sign language interpreter is present during the ceremony.

Please note - Graduates will be able to request seating for their guests, in this area, on their ticket request form (which will be sent to all eligible students in April 2015).

For more information please contact rosscommencement@umich.edu

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Etiquette

  • All graduates and guests should stand for the National Anthem.
  • All graduates are required to stay for the entire ceremony.
  • Platform party guests will leave before graduates. Please wait for the appropriate cue from the ushers to leave.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in Hill Auditorium. Anyone found with alcoholic beverages will be escorted out of the facility.
  • Smoking is prohibited in Hill Auditorium. U of M is a smoke-free campus; click here for additional information.

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Graduating Students

  • Ushers will be available to assist graduates into Hill Auditorium and in locating the proper seating area.
  • Graduates will access the stage for recognition during the ceremony via a ramp.
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Parking

Details to be posted by April 2015.

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Photography

  • Professional photos will be taken of each graduate as he or she shakes hands with
    Dean Davis-Blake on stage, and again as each graduate exits the stage.
  • You are not obligated to purchase any of these photos.
  • Taking photos at the stage by friends or family during the ceremony is not permitted.

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Tickets

Ross Commencement

Seating at Hill Auditorium is limited. Tickets are required for all participating graduates and guests. All eligible graduating students will be sent a ticket request survey in April 2015.

Additional Details to be posted by April 2015.

Please contact rosscommencement@umich.edu with any questions regarding Ross Commencement tickets.

University Commencement

Tickets ARE ALSO required for the University Spring Commencement at Michigan Stadium and are handled by the Office of University and Development Events. Please refer to the ticket information listed here for additional details.

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Webcast

  • Details to be posted by April 2015.

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