SPH students who are graduating this April 27th at Hill Auditorium -- this video will have you looking your very best!
Students receiving a Ph.D. or M.S. degree may also be eligible to participate in the University Graduate Exercises on April 28, 2017.
SPH Graduation tickets are NOT required for guests attending the SPH Graduation Ceremony. There is no limit on the number of guests who can attend. However, students must register the number of guests for the SPH reception when they complete the online registration form to participate in the SPH Graduation Ceremony.
|11:25 a.m.||Ph.D.’s arrive for overview of hooding process. Proceed directly inside of the Auditorium. (Enter from EAST entrance off Ingalls Mall)|
|11:30 a.m.||Graduates arrive and enter from the EAST entrance off Ingalls Mall. Graduates will
walk up three flights of stairs to the balcony level, visit the registration tables,
and are directed to the processional staging area.
Graduates and guests with mobility limitations (wheelchair, walker, etc.) enter from WEST entrance off Thayer near the ramp.
|11:45 a.m.||Doors open for guest seating in the auditorium.|
|12:15 p.m.||Graduates line up to begin the procession.|
|12:30 p.m.||Graduation begins promptly with procession of graduating students.|
|2:30 p.m.||Although we are not able to predict the exact end time of the ceremony, 2:30 p.m. should be a reasonable approximation. Most guests typically leave the reception by 3:15 p.m.|
Graduates should assemble in their academic attire, in the balcony level of Hill Auditorium. Upon arriving at Hill please enter via the EAST entrance (Ingalls Mall entrance) and go directly to the registration tables in the balcony to pick up your name card and to complete a card for the photographer. You will hand these cards to the marshal on stage when receiving your recognition. From there you will be directed to the appropriate location to prepare for the processional line-up.
For the procession, graduates will line up by degree earned. In the auditorium, graduates will sit next to individuals of the same degree. SPH staff will assist you in lining up for the procession and with seating. The procession into the auditorium will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m.
Hill Auditorium is full of activity on graduation day, and seating for graduates is tight. There is no safe place in the building to store or leave anything. Please leave any valuables, coats and purses, umbrellas, and other such items with your guests.
When you cross the stage to be recognized, you will want to have both hands free and be unencumbered by extra items. Out of courtesy to others and for your own safety, we ask that you not bring items with you to the ceremony.
Graduates - please do not bring any valuables or anything that does not fit in your pockets. There is no safe place to store them.
We highly recommend that you wear shoes that are comfortable, supportive, and suitable for standing, walking, and climbing steps. You will be required to climb up and down three flights of stairs, which may seem more like six flights as there is are two half-flight sets of stairs for each floor. You may be standing for long periods.
All graduates, their family, and their friends are invited to attend the School of Public Health Graduation Reception to be held on Ingalls Mall (adjacent to Hill Auditorium) immediately following the ceremony. Students must register the number of guests when they complete the online registration form to participate in the SPH Graduation Ceremony.
A photographer will take a color photo of each graduate as he or she is recognized on stage. Graduates will receive a free color proof. There is no obligation to buy reprints, though of course you may choose to do so.
Diplomas for Winter 2017 Term graduates will be mailed by mid-July to the permanent address students have specified in Wolverine Access. Diplomas for Summer 2017 Term graduates will be mailed by mid-November.
Ph.D. graduates attending the University Graduate Exercises will receive their diplomas at the program. Those who do not attend the University Graduate Exercises may pick up their diplomas at the Office of the Registrar, Diploma Department in the LSA Building at 500 State Street during regular business hours in the week prior to, and the week after commencement. You must call 734-763-9066 in advance. Diplomas not picked up during that time will be mailed to the permanent address students have specified in Wolverine Access.
In order to change your name, add your middle name, or middle initial to your diploma, you will need to add it to your academic record. This can be done by personally visiting the the Central Registrar's Student Services Office and providing legal proof of your name (e.g., driver's license, birth certificate, passport, etc.). Their contact information is below. You will need to bring a photo ID with you for this process. Once your name is updated on your academic record, you should be able to log into Wolverine Access to access your graduation application and add the updated name to appear on the diploma. Tuesday, April 18th is the deadline to make this change.
Student Services - Central Campus
Office of the Registrar
University of Michigan
1207 LS&A Building
500 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382
The hours of operations are from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
March 6, 2017: deadline to order for free shipping to SPH. Gowns will be available for pick up the week of April 3, 2017. You will be contacted directly by SPH with more details.
April 2, 2017: deadline to order to ship directly to your home. You must pay the shipping fee of $15.95.
Graduates may also order their academic attire from the Barnes and Noble at University of Michigan Bookstore, 734-995-8877, in the Michigan Union at 530 South State Street. Store hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday.
To ensure that you purchase the correct hood, please note your hood color:
Faculty members: Instructions for ordering academic attire can be found on the Faculty Information page. Please note the early April deadline for ordering, if you do not have your own attire.
Graduating in April? The Public Health Sustainability Initiative (PHSI) runs a cap and gown re-use program so that SPH students can rent a graduation cap, gown and hood!
How it works:
For questions, please contact Emily Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org and Katherine Hanslits at email@example.com.
If you or your guest(s) have mobility limitations (wheelchair, walker, etc.) please plan to arrive by 11:30 a.m. so they can be seated before the doors are opened to the general public. By entering Hill Auditorium from the WEST entrance (off Thayer Street) you will be nearest the ramps into the auditorium. Ushers will be available to assist in locating wheelchair-accessible seating and restrooms for guests. Please contact (734) 764-5425 if you have any questions regarding your needs. A sign language interpreter will be present.
All requests for special arrangements should be made by April 1, 2017. This request can be made two ways: by e-mailing SPHgraduationquestions@umich.edu or by filling out the information in the SPH Graduation Registration site.