Updated November 11, 2020

It was communicated on July 30, 2020, that the Fall 2020 Commencement Ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, December 19, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To celebrate our summer and fall 2020 graduates, the university will do the following:

  • Create a special website to acknowledge and celebrate our graduates. Graduates are invited to submit a graduation profile and photo for our Fall 2020 Celebrating Graduates website. Please submit your information hereForms must be submitted by 12/11 to be included on the website. The website will look similar to the spring 2020 celebrating graduates website. The website will be live in early December and profiles will be added through December 22. 
  • Each graduate will receive a diploma cover, alumni gift and program in late January/early February in the mail.
  • Diplomas are mailed separately in early February.
  • All students eligible to graduate in summer and fall 2020 (and students who graduated this past spring) will be invited to attend the Spring 2021 ceremony. We are currently exploring dates and locations for the ceremony; however, it will be held on a weekend at the end of April or early May 2021. This ceremony is subject to cancelation due to the COVID pandemic. All eligible students (winter, summer and fall 2020 graduates) will be contacted, via email, with details about the spring 2021 ceremony and how to register to participate in February 2021.

You may purchase a cap and gown today and have it delivered to your home by ordering here. Please note, honor cords must be ordered through the bookstore. You may contact the bookstore directly at 313-593-5551 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. or you can email sm458@bncollege.com.

If you have any questions regarding the above information, please email spring2021@umich.edu.

For questions about graduation eligibility, please email umd-commencement@umich.edu.

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