Eligibility

Please contact your school/college directly for any questions regarding graduation eligibility.

Rackham Graduates

Winter Commencement: Eligible Rackham graduates will receive an invitation in late November. This invitation will include a personal link to register for Winter Commencement. It is necessary for all Rackham graduates to complete this specific registration link to ensure all information is properly communicated for this special occasion. PhD students must complete their degree by Friday, November 18 to be hooded at winter commencement. For questions on eligibility please contact rackhamgraduation@umich.edu.

Rackham Graduate Exercises: Scroll down for more information on participating in Rackham Graduate Exercises.

Undergrads

All graduates and candidates who are completing graduation requirements during the Winter Term 2022 or expected to to meet requirements during the Fall Term 2022 or have completed your degree during Spring or Summer 2022 are invited to participate in the Winter Commencement on Saturday, December 18, 2022.

Anyone unsure of their eligibility should contact the Registrar’s/Academic Records Office in the school or college from which they are graduating.

 

Expected Term of GraduationCommencement Ceremony
Participation Options
Winter Term 2022
(April)
Spring Commencement – April 30, 2022
Winter Commencement – December 18, 2022 (if you were unable to participate in Spring Commencement)
Spring/Summer
Term 2022
(August)
Winter Commencement – December 18, 2022
Spring Commencement – April 30, 2022 – (if you are unable to participate in Winter Commencement)
Fall Term 2022
(December)
Winter Commencement – December 18, 2022
Spring Commencement – April 29, 2023 – (if you are unable to participate in Winter Commencement)

Apply to Graduate

All students must apply for graduation through Wolverine Access. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for graduation, please contact the senior auditor for your school, college, or academic department.

To navigate to the graduation application, click on the Student Business link within the Students tab on Wolverine Access. You can access the Apply for Graduation page through both the Student Center and Degree Progress/Graduation tabs.

If you are eligible to apply for graduation, the Academic Program(s) will be listed on the Apply for Graduation page. If the correct academic program, degree, major, concentration, or minor is not displayed, contact the registrar for your school, college, or academic department.

Note: Anyone applying for graduation in more than one Academic Program will need to complete separate applications for each.

To apply for graduation, click on the appropriate Academic Program and choose your expected graduation term from the drop down menu. If the expected graduation term does not appear, contact your school, college, or academic department.

Any questions regarding the application process for graduation should be directed to the University’s Office of the Registrar or the registrar for your school, college, or academic department.

Diplomas

Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Graduates and Candidates
Diplomas will be ordered after degrees are posted and awarded to academic records. Diplomas are mailed to the graduate’s permanent address or to the diploma address if one has been created by the student in Wolverine Access. Address updates can be entered on Wolverine Access up until the day degrees are posted.

Doctoral Degree Recipients

Doctoral degree recipients will have diplomas mailed to the graduate’s permanent address or to the diploma address if one has been created by the student in Wolverine Access. Diplomas can also be picked up at the Registrar’s Office at 5000 LSA Bldg, 500 S. State St. between 8:00 a.m and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday the week prior to the commencement ceremony and the week after the ceremony. Diplomas not picked up will be mailed in May.

Additional diplomas may be ordered through the Registrar’s Office, Student Services at either of two locations: 2200 Student Activities Building (SAB), 515 E. Jefferson St. or 2202 Pierpont Commons, 2101 Bonisteel Blvd.

Details are available at the Office of the Registrar’s website.

2023 Rackham Graduate Exercises Eligibility

RSVP

Rackham Graduates must register to participate in Rackham Graduate Exercises by March 30, 2023. Eligible grads receive an email invitation with instructions and a link to register. For questions on eligibility please contact rackhamgraduation@umich.edu.

All Rackham master’s candidates who expect to complete their degree requirements during the Winter 2023 or Spring/Summer 2022 Terms are eligible to participate in the upcoming Rackham Graduate Exercises. View Rackham’s masters degree deadlines. Please note, the application date to be listed in the RGE program is March 10, 2023. 

All Rackham doctoral candidates who complete their degree requirements by March 30, 2023 are eligible to participate in the upcoming Rackham Graduate Exercises. View Rackham’s doctoral degree deadlines.

For further information regarding eligibility, students should visit the Rackham Eligibility Website.

  • Ph.D. candidates are eligible to participate in the 2023 Rackham Graduate Exercises but degree requirements must be completed by April 1, 2022.
  • Master’s candidates may participate if their degree is officially granted in the following terms: Spring/Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022, or Spring/Summer 2022.

This information applies only to Ph.D. and Master’s students who receive their degrees through the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies (programs of study at Rackham).  Others should contact the registrar of their individual school or college.


Rackham will email all eligible graduates in early April 2023 to register to participate in the upcoming Rackham Graduate Exercises ceremony.