Graduation

Application for Graduation, Diploma and Commencement

An undergraduate student must apply for graduation through Wolverine Access and select the term in which they are reasonably certain of completing the graduation requirements for the degree. This action should be done at the beginning of said term, but no later than the last day of classes for the term.

An undergraduate student completing the graduation requirements for a College of Engineering degree and a second degree either from the College of Engineering or a Multiple Dependent Degree Program (MDDP) with one of the other schools/colleges on the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor campus must apply for graduation through Wolverine Access for each degree and select the same graduation term for each degree. Both degrees must be awarded in the same term or neither degree is awarded.

If a student does not meet the graduation requirements for the degree or degrees, the student must re-apply for graduation through Wolverine Access and select the appropriate term. Degrees are awarded at the end of the Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer terms.

The Late Application for Graduation (paper form) will only be used for “extreme extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control.” These will not include forgetting to apply for graduation, not knowing the College of Engineering policies, or waiting for transfer credits from another institution. These scenarios would require the student to apply for graduation for the next term.

Diplomas are handled by the University Office of the Registrar, Diplomas, and any questions or concerns should be directed there either by phone at (734) 764-8280 or email at [email protected]

The University Commencement is held twice a year in the winter and spring. The College of Engineering Graduation Ceremony is held in the spring. Students who want their names printed must apply for graduation through Wolverine Access by the posted and announced deadline; a specific date in October for the Winter University Commencement Program and a specific date in March for the Spring University Commencement Program and the College of Engineering Graduation Program.

The Winter University Commencement is intended for students who have:

  • Completed their graduation requirements in the previous Spring, Spring/Summer, or Summer term
  • Will complete their graduation requirements in the Fall term and have applied to graduate in the Fall term by the specific date in October
  • Plan to complete their graduation requirements in the upcoming Winter term and have applied to graduate in the Winter term by the specific date in October because they cannot attend the Spring University Commencement (name will NOT be listed in the program)

For more information, please go to the University of Michigan Commencement website.

The Spring University Commencement is intended for students who have:

  • Completed their graduation requirements the previous Fall term (name will NOT be listed in the program)
  • Will complete their graduation requirements in the Winter term and have applied to graduate in the Winter term by the specific date in March
  • Plan to complete their graduation requirements in the Spring, Spring/Summer, or Summer term and have applied to graduate in the Summer term by the specific date in March

For more information, please go to the University of Michigan Commencement website.

The Spring College of Engineering Graduation Ceremony is intended for students who have:

  • Completed their graduation requirements the previous Fall term
  • Will complete their graduation requirements in the Winter term and have applied to graduate in the Winter term by the specific date in March
  • Plan to complete their graduation requirements in the Spring, Spring/Summer, or Summer term and have applied to graduate in the Summer term by the specific date in March

For more information, please go to the College of Engineering Graduation website.