Information for Faculty

What is the date of Commencement?

Friday, May 13, 2016

What is the location of Commencement?

Hill Auditorium
825 North University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1276

What is the time schedule for Commencement?

2:00 p.m. Graduates and Faculty arrive at Hill Auditorium to robe and line up for the

2:15 p.m. Doors to Hill Auditorium open to the public

2:55 p.m. All guests to be seated

3:00 p.m. Processional begins with ceremony following

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. APPROXIMATE end time of ceremony

Dean’s Reception immediately following ceremony at the Michigan League

What is the attire for faculty participating in Commencement?

Academic dress (cap and gown) is required for faculty participating in the graduation ceremony. If you plan to participate and have not already submitted your cap and gown order, please contact Ms. Denise Brennan at (734-763-6362 or We will need this information on or before April 1, 2016. The Medical School will pay the rental fee for the cap, gown and hood.

How will faculty get their Commencement attire and where should it be returned?

The Office of Medical Student Education will arrange to transport all faculty graduation regalia to Hill Auditorium the day of Commencement unless you call and make other arrangements. All attire MUST be returned following the Commencement Ceremony. There will be a designated place to leave attire at Hill Auditorium.

When do faculty need to arrive at Hill and where do they need to go to robe?

Participating faculty should be at Hill Auditorium on Friday, May 13th at 2:00 p.m. to robe and line up for the processional. Please enter at the East side of Hill Auditorium and go down one level (look for signs directing you to the correct location). Your cap and gown will already be at Hill Auditorium and staff will be available to help you robe.

Is there a rehearsal for Commencement?

There will not be any rehearsal for this ceremony. Instructions for the processional, seating, etc. will be given to participants when they arrive at Hill Auditorium for the Commencement Ceremony on May 13th.

Who is the Commencement Speaker?

Commencement Speaker will be James O. Woolliscroft, M.D..

What/When/Where is the Deans Reception and are tickets required?

The Dean's Reception is an informal reception honoring the 2016 graduates of the Medical School. It will take place immediately following the Commencement Ceremony at the Michigan League. All graduates, their guests and faculty are invited. No RSVP or ticket is required.

What about parking?

The parking structures on Thayer, Fletcher and Palmer will be open to park for free after 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13th and will remain open through the evening (Parking Structure Map). Handicap parking is available in all of these structures. If you are parking on the street, you must pay the parking meters, as that is enforced by the city of Ann Arbor.

Central Campus Commencement Information?

For those of you who would like to inquire about the Central Campus Commencement Ceremony on April 30, 2016, please go to the following link:

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