Medical School commencement ceremony

                                              2017 Medical School Commencement

 Commencement Date

Friday, May 12, 2017

Commencement Location

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

Commencement Day Schedule

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

East entrance of Hill Auditorium open for physically challenged guests to enter

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.

 Cap and Gown Pick Up

If you would like someone else to pick up your gown for you, please send a note with this person confirming that they may pick up your attire. Gowns and hoods are to be turned in after the graduation ceremony at Hill Auditorium.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Cap and gown pick up in the Office of Medical Student Education – 5100 Taubman Health Sciences Library (734-615-0469).

Thursday, May 11, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Cap and gown pick up in the Office of Medical Student Education

Friday, May 12, 2017

Medical School Commencement (unlimited seating – no tickets required)
Hill Auditorium
3:00 p.m.
Doors open to the public at 2:15 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Please note: Graduates should be at Hill Auditorium at 2:00 p.m. on May 12th to robe and begin lining up for the Commencement Ceremony. Please use the East entrance of Hill Auditorium and go up one flight (look for signs directing you where to go). Students will fill out a card for the photographer, pick up name pronunciation card and honor cords, robe, and line up alphabetically.

The Dean's Reception will immediately follow the Commencement ceremony at the Michigan League. Open to all graduates and their guests. No RSVP required.

If someone in your party is in need of special accommodations, please contact Ms. Nani Hunter in the Office of Medical Student Education by Friday, May 5, 2017, to make arrangements (734-615-0469 or

The parking structures on Thayer, Fletcher and Palmer will be open to park for free after 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12th, and will remain open through the evening.

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.

Commencement parking map