What is the date of Ross Commencement?

Friday, April 28, 2017

What time does Ross Commencement start and end?

The ceremony will begin at 3:30pm. The anticipated conclusion is no later than 6:00pm.
Students and guests are asked to be in their seats 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony.

Where is Ross Commencement held?

What time do the doors open?

Details to be posted by April 2017.

How do I order commencement tickets?

Tickets will not be required for the 2017 Michigan Ross ceremony.

How do I obtain my commencement tickets?

Tickets will not be required for the 2017 Michigan Ross ceremony.

Are there special seating accommodations for a wheelchair or hard of hearing?

Details to be posted by April 2017.

How may I rent a wheelchair?

Wheelchairs for use on commencement day can be rented at the below locations. We recommend calling as early as possible to reserve a wheelchair. 

Advanced Medical Solutions
5333 McAuley Drive #1106
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 528-2522

Home Town Pharmacy
2355 East Stadium Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 747-8080

Mitchell Home Care
2770 Carpenter Road #100
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 477-0202

What do graduates need to wear?

Ross School of Business academic attire. Beginning in January 2017, this can be ordered online at www.herffjones.com/college/ross under Ross School of Business. Attire can also be purchased at two local bookstores: Michigan Union Bookstore and Ulrich's Bookstore. 

The cap and gowns worn at Ross Commencement are the same cap and gowns that are worn at University Commencement.

Some students have asked about purchasing "honor cords". While honor cords may be purchased from graduation gown vendors, be advised that final honors calculations are not computed until all grades are submitted (after commencement). This means that students who wish to purchase honor cords are doing so based on their own unofficial calculations, and wearing these honor cords does not carry any official recognition.

What is the dress code for guests?

There is no specific dress code for guests.

Who are the Ross Commencement Speakers?

Please visit Speakers & Award Winners.

Details to be posted by April 2017.

What other events are there?

Please see the list of events on the overview page.

Details to be posted by April 2017.

Who is eligible to participate?

All graduates and candidates of the Winter Term 2017, Spring/Summer Term 2017, or Fall Term 2016 (Who did not participate in April 2016 ceremony), may participate.

Individuals who are unsure of their eligibility to participate in Spring Commencement should contact the Ross Registrar's Office at 734.647.4933 or at rossregistrarsoffice@umich.edu

How do I apply for graduation?

Follow these steps:

  1. Log on to Wolverine Access
  2. Click “Student Center” then click the drop-down arrow in the “Other Academic…” field.
  3. Select “Apply for Graduation” and follow the instructions on the screen carefully. 
  4. You will receive an automated e-mail confirmation after you have successfully applied for graduation.

For further information regarding applying for graduation, please read the Ross Graduation Information.

What are the future Ross School Commencement dates?

Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday, April 27, 2018

Degree Program Specific Inquiries

BBA Program Erika Busch
Evening MBA Program

Patricia Russo

Executive MBA Program (AA) Mark Wagner
Executive MBA Program (LA) Lisa Menardi
Global MBA Program Linda Lillemoen
MAcc Program Kaci Kegler
MBA Program MBAProgramOffice@umich.edu
MM Program Mark Garrett
MSCM Program

Eric Olson

PhD Program Kelsey Belzak
Weekend MBA Program Patricia Russo

Other Useful Local Contacts

Ann Arbor Convention & Visitors Bureau  info@annarbor.org  
734 995-7281 / 800 888-9487
Ann Arbor Transportation Authority 734 996-0400
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities 
(Ross School Commencement)
Email Us
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities 
(University Spring Commencement)
734 647-6037
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities 
(University Graduate Exercises)
734 647-6037
Campus Information Center 734 764-4636
Diploma Office 734 763-9066
Eligibility to participate in 
University Graduate Exercises
734 763-0171
Public Safety 734 763-1131
Rackham Graduate School Office 
Academic Records & Dissertations
734 763-0171
Records Office 734 764-6280
Transcripts 734 763-9066