Undergraduate Ceremony Details

Day of Details

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Crisler Center (333 E. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI)

Registration

All graduating engineering bachelor’s and LSA Computer Science and Data Sciences students who plan on attending the Michigan Engineering Graduate Ceremony are required to register their attendance. Click here for more information.

Live-Stream

If you are unable to attend in person, the Michigan Engineering Undergraduate Student Ceremony will be live-streamed and available for viewing by clicking here. 

Graduation Day Schedule

2:00 PM – Crisler Center doors open to students and guests
2:45 PM – Students and guests should be in their seats
3:00 PM – Graduation ceremony begins

  • Welcome by the Dean
  • Student speaker remarks
  • Guest speaker remarks
  • Conferral of degrees

5:00 PM – Graduation ceremony concludes (approx.)

Speaker Details

Student Speaker: Maria Fields

Maria Fields

Maria Liberty Fields is graduating from the Engineering Honors Program magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering and a double minor in Computer Science and Community Action and Social Change. Advised and inspired by peers, faculty, and staff who were invaluable to her personal development and academic success, Maria cultivated a passion for building community within the College of Engineering and beyond. 

A founder of the decade-old nonprofit G.R.O.W. Tutoring, she was a four-year member of Michigan Engineering’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Advisory Board. Maria dedicated her time on campus to teaching and mentoring: facilitating classes for Engineering 110: Design Your Engineering Experience; the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department; and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, and working with the Computer Science and Engineering Student Mentorship Program from its inception. She was executive director of the college’s Alternative Spring Break Program – Chicago for several years and volunteered as a trip lead for the week-long Honors Engineering international community service trip to Kathmandu, Nepal, in May 2023. She served as the college’s elected representative to the University of Michigan Central Student Government for three years and as president of the U-M chapter of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. 

Maria, who will attend graduate school in the fall, was guided during her undergraduate years by these words from Nelson Mandela: “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”