Entrepreneur Huda Kattan,’08 B.B.A., will address Fall 2021 graduates

November 22, 2021

Commencement will take place at UM-Dearborn’s Fieldhouse with several small ceremonies occurring on Dec. 18 and 19. Get the details.

During the graduation ceremony, a shot of the top of a young woman's cap. The cap is decorated with a navy glitter cardstock base, tiny fake white flowers on each corner, and rhinestoned borders. In the center, there is text that reads, "on to my next" in all lowercase, yellow, cursive lettering and underneath in all capital, print, glittery silver lettering "ADVENTURE"

UM-Dearborn Wolverines will celebrate a life milestone while hearing from internationally renowned alumna, entrepreneur and Huda Beauty CEO Huda Kattan, 08 B.B.A.

 Photo of Huda Kattan, '07 B.B.A.
Photo of Huda Kattan, '08 B.B.A.

Fall 2021 commencement ceremonies will include remarks — some of which will be recorded in advance — by the chancellor, provost, dean of the college, a U-M Regent, student speaker and commencement speaker Kattan. Kattan is a Hollywood-trained makeup artist and content creator who studied in campus' College of Business. A lifelong passion for beauty led her to cultivate a billion dollar business with a roster of clientele including A-list celebrities in Hollywood and several royal families across the Middle East. She will speak at all ceremonies, which will all take place in the Fieldhouse.

Graduating students need to register to participate in commencement. Each registered graduate will receive six tickets, with two ticket-holders sitting next to the graduate in front of the stage, and four people in the general seating area.

The smaller, spread out ceremonies — each ceremony is capped at 175 graduates — will be approximately 90 minutes each on Saturday, Dec. 18 and Sunday, Dec. 19. They'll be organized by college.

Here's the ceremony schedule:
Saturday, Dec. 18
10 a.m. – College of Education, Health, and Human Services 
1 p.m. – College of Business 
4 p.m. – College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters 

Sunday, Dec. 19
Noon – College of Engineering and Computer Science (ceremony 1)
3 p.m. – College of Engineering and Computer Science (ceremony 2)

Check out the Commencement website for more information like COVID-related safety requirements and ways to print a-'maize'-ing Wolverine decor for your home celebrations. If you know someone who can’t attend or wants to watch from home, a livestream will be available for virtual guests to join the celebration on UM-Dearborn's Facebook page.

Still have questions about the December commencement? Email december2021@umich.edu.

Here’s more information about Dearborn Wolverine alumna and keynote commencement speaker Huda Kattan:
Huda Kattan ('08 B.B.A.), founder and CEO of Huda Beauty
Named one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet by Time Magazine and Digital Innovator of the Year by Women’s Wear Daily, Huda Kattan is Founder and CEO of Huda Beauty, one of the fastest-growing beauty brands worldwide. She is an entrepreneur, internationally recognized beauty authority, Hollywood-trained makeup artist and content creator. A lifelong passion for beauty led Huda to enroll at a prestigious makeup training school in Los Angeles, cultivating a roster of clientele including A-list celebrities and several royal families across the Middle East. Soon after, Huda set up her beauty blog HudaBeauty.com and later launched a YouTube channel and an Instagram account by the same name.

Huda’s one-of-a-kind beauty tutorials quickly saw her become an industry heavyweight, pioneering beauty trends at every step. Today, her Instagram account is the most followed beauty brand on Instagram with nearly 50 million followers while her YouTube channel has garnered over 4 million subscribers.

Learn more about Fall 2021 Commencement.