The College of Engineering celebrates graduation in two ways:

  • Winter Graduation Departmental Breakfast and Brunch – Breakfast or brunch for graduates, their families and guests on the Sunday of the University-wide Winter Commencement.  This takes place prior to that ceremony, held at the close of the fall term each December. Registration is required.
  • Spring Graduation Exercises - The ceremony for Michigan Engineering bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degree recipients during graduation weekend, held at the close of the winter term each April or May.

Current and future graduation dates are part of the academic calendar, which is available at

Use the links at left to find general graduation information, specific information about College of Engineering graduation events, use our graduation checklists, and more.

Information about University-wide ceremonies for the current term can be found at

International students that have questions concerning their parents applying for a visa for the purpose of attending the graduation ceremony should contact the U-M International Center;, or 734-764-9310.

Questions regarding whether  a student has met the requirements for graduation, should be sent to Kathleen Vargo ( in the College of Engineering’s Registrar’s office.

It is not too early to make plans for a future graduation date. Please consider making travel and lodging arrangements a year in advance. Contact the Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau for a list of area hotels.