Medical School commencement ceremony

                                              2020 Medical School Commencement

Commencement Date

Friday, May 15, 2020

Commencement Location

Virtual Commencement

Commencement Day Schedule

Honoring our Graduating Class of 2020

This year, as we find ourselves in new (pomp and) circumstances, we are bringing our Michigan Medical School community together virtually to celebrate the Class of 2020 as they graduate to the front lines as new doctors.

Congratulations to our outstanding Class of 2020 graduates! We will MISS YOU as students at UMMS – but remember that you are ALWAYS part of our Michigan family!

Order Graduation Attire (Students)


Order Graduation Attire (Faculty)

If you would like to rent graduation attire, please place your order by emailing the below information to:

YOUR NAME:                                                         
YOUR DEPARTMENT:                                         



 Cap and Gown Pick Up

If you would like someone else to pick up your attire for you, please email Ms. Kendra Lutes ( the name of the person picking up your attire or send a note with the 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 13, 2020

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Cap and gown pick up in the Office of Medical Student Education – 3816 Medical Science II Bldg. (734-615-0469).

Thursday, May 14, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Cap and gown pick up in the Office of Medical Student Education – 3816 Medical Science II Bldg. (734-615-0469).

Friday, May 15, 2020

2:00 p.m. - Graduates should arrive 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 pick up name pronunciation card and honor cords, robe, and line up alphabetically.

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

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

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

Please note:  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. Kendra Lutes in the Office of Medical Student Education by Friday, May 1, 2020 at 734-936-1472 or

For guests seeking mobility assistance to and from the facility, Hill Auditorium has only one (1) wheelchair available to transport a guest between the building entrance and auditorium seat. OMSE is unable to provide wheelchairs for use during this ceremony.