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Senior day 2017

Friday, May 5
4:00 p.m.
Hill Auditorium 
825 N. University Avenue

Order of Exercises

Prelude and Processional
Today's Brass

Welcome & Presentation of Awards
Dean Mark West

Remarks
Eliza Wilton

Address
Richard Pogue, '53
David Pogue

Medley
Law School Headnotes

Introduction and Hooding of Graduates
Faculty and Administrators

Presentation of Certificates of Membership in the Lawyers Club
David Baum, Assistant Dean for Student Life
Darren Nealy, Director of Student Life

Recessional
Today's Brass

Reception immediately following in the Law Quadrangle.

Graduates

Congratulations!

As Senior Day (Michigan Law commencement) nears, here is what you need to do to make sure your graduation day is successful.

  • Provide your guests with date, time, location, and venue.
  • RSVP for Senior Day ceremony and reception for yourself and guests planning to attend.
  • Rent academic attire. Pick-up will be at the Law School in the day(s) leading up to the ceremony.
  • Order your graduation announcements here. Upon RSVPing for the ceremony, each student will also receive a personalized electronic announcement which can be forwarded to friends and family.
  • Vote for student speaker for ceremony. Voting will open in October for the December ceremony.
  • Attend the Grad Social. (Details will be provided by the Office of Alumni Relations.)
  • Review graduate instructions, which will be emailed to you closer to the ceremony.
  • Call Photography is the official commencement photographer for Michigan Law and will be taking multiple images of every student as they cross the stage. Call Photography will send each student a link to their images within 24 hours of the ceremony. Graduates, please fill out Call Photography's check in form prior to graduation.  

Note: Tickets are not required for guests or graduates attending Senior Day.

Guests

Congratulations parents, friends, and family of Michigan Law graduates!

The following checklist will help to assure that you have a wonderful day during our festivities:

 

Note: Tickets are not required for guests or graduates attending Senior Day.

Future Dates

 

Friday, December 22, 2017
1 p.m.
Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty  Street 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

 

Friday, May 4, 2018
4 p.m.
Hill Auditorium
825 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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​Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where/how do I rent my academic attire?
A: Everything you need to know about renting and returning your attire is listed here

Q: What size is the diploma?
A: 11" x 14"

Q: Will students receive their diplomas at the Senior Day ceremony?
A: No. Diplomas will be mailed to the student's permanent address in the weeks following the ceremony.

Q: Do I need to RSVP for Senior Day?
A: Yes. The graduate should RSVP for him/herself and any guests who will be attending with them. Please RSVP here.

Q: Are tickets required to attend Senior Day?
A: Tickets are not required. All guests will be able to secure a seat. However, every graduate should RSVP (see above).

Q: Is the Senior Day venue accessible by those with mobility concerns?
A: Yes. Upon their arrival at the venue, guests with mobility concerns should find a staff member, who will be able to assist with seating arrangements.

Q: Will the Law School provide wheelchairs or special parking for those with mobility concerns?
A: No. Please make early arrangements for guests needing wheelchair rental at Hometown Pharmacy (734.747.8080) or Wright & Filippis (734.975.6800). Please review maps and parking information ahead of time in order to identify appropriate places to park.

Q: How long will the ceremony take?
A: Generally, December Senior Day ceremonies last about 2 hours, and May Senior Day ceremonies last about 2.5 hours.

Q: What time must graduates arrive at the theater/auditorium?
A: Graduates must arrive 60-90 minutes ahead of the ceremony start time. All graduates will receive detailed instructions via email in the weeks prior to Senior Day.

Q: Where is the Senior Day venue?
A: December Senior Day is held at the Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor (about a 10-minute walk north of the Law Quad). May Senior Day is held at Hill Auditorium, located at 825 N. University Avenue (about a seven-minute walk north of the Law Quad).

Q: Will there be professional photographs taken at Senior Day?
A: Yes. Call Photography is the official commencement photographer for Michigan Law and will be taking multiple images of every student as they cross the stage. Call Photography will send each student a link to their images within 24 hours of the ceremony. Graduates, please fill out Call Photography's check in form prior to graduation. The photographer will also take a class photo, which will be sent to you as a gift from the Alumni Relations Office. We also video record the ceremony. The video will be posted to the Michigan Law website within a couple of weeks after the ceremony.

Q: Which hotels are closest to the venue?
A: There are many hotels near campus, and some are within walking distance. Please see U-M's campus info web page here for a brief listing. Performing a web search of "Ann Arbor hotels near University of Michigan" also will provide you with a number of options.