Deadlines are strict, so there will be no exceptions.
Please Note: You will not receive any type of confirmation from the ECE department or Graduate school regarding graduation. If there are any problems, then you will be contacted.
Yes, you still need to apply for graduation even if you are not planning on attending any of the ceremonies.
Yes, you still need to apply for graduation. It is an official program, and you will receive a diploma for the program.
You can apply for graduation at the start of the semester you plan to graduate. Make sure to choose the correct graduation term.
Fall term = December graduation
Winter term = May graduation
Summer term = August graduation
You apply through Wolverine Access. Click STUDENT BUSINESS. Click the DEGREE PROGRESS/GRADUATION link. It will take you through the process of applying for graduation.
Go to commencement.umich.edu. Click either SPRING COMMENCEMENT or WINTER COMMENCEMENT. Click PREPARE FOR COMMENCEMENT. Click INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.
You are eligible to participate in three commencement ceremonies. They are University-wide, College of Engineering, and Graduate School ceremonies.
Go to commencement.umich.edu for ceremony dates.
Yes, you can. Once you apply for graduation on Wolverine Access, you are automatically added to the commencement database.
In the spring it is a ticketed event, at Michigan Stadium so they will want to be sure to check the commencement website often for ticket information and timing. All graduates must receive one "grad ticket" for themselves and in additional 4 tickets for family and friends.
You will receive your diploma 12–16 weeks after the commencement ceremony.
For more information regarding diplomas, contact:
Transcripts, Certification & Diploma
E-mail for transcript order questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail for diploma questions: email@example.com
Your diploma will be mailed to your permanent address on Wolverine Access.
If you want your diploma to be mailed to another address, you will need to add the new address and then select DIPLOMA as the address type when prompted.
Your degree will appear on your transcript around January for December graduates, June for April graduates, and September for August graduates. Check your unofficial transcript at the end of the month to confirm the degree.
The Graduate School’s Office of Academic Records and Dissertation can issue this letter/document but only when needed for a student's job or visa purposes. Send an email to OARD (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request the document. This document will have the University’s seal on it. This document is not your diploma.