Congratulations on reaching this significant milestone in your academic journey! 

At Michigan Law School, Senior Day is a festive event where graduates are recognized and their accomplishments are celebrated. It’s our goal to make this a truly memorable day for you and those who supported you along the way.

Commencement Details

  • Monday, May 6, 2024

  • Doors open at 11 a.m. Ceremony begins at noon.

  • Hill Auditorium

Important Information for Graduates and Guests

As you prepare for Senior Day, we want to let you know that the University has updated some of its rules relating to campus security and demonstrations at commencement, including participant registration and advance (free) ticketing for your guests.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact the Senior Day team at [email protected].

Registration and ticketing is mandatory for all graduates and guests.

Eligible graduates received an email on April 19 from Michigan Law with detailed instructions to register and secure tickets for their guests. Graduating students must submit the Senior Day ticket request form by 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. 

Tickets and registration are not required for infants in arms.

Safety and Security

Security guidelines prohibit graduates or guests from bringing certain items into the auditorium. (Graduates will be able to leave their personal items in the MLB robing room, which will be secured during the ceremony.) Please refer to the lists on this page and plan accordingly. All subjects and items are subject to search.

Permitted Items

  • Mobility and assistive devices, such as wheelchairs, walkers, and canes

  • Binoculars (cases are not permitted)

  • Cell phones and pagers

  • Small cameras (lens must be shorter than 6 inches) 

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited. Medical exceptions will be addressed individually at the doors. Those requiring necessary items (e.g., diapers for a baby, medical prescriptions, etc.) are encouraged to carry them into the auditorium in a clear plastic bag.

  • All bags (including purses, backpacks, camera bags, fanny packs, etc.) 

  • All bottles (including all types of water bottles)

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Aerosol and spray cans

  • Animals (except service animals for persons with a disability)

  • Apparel or signage displaying profane or abusive language

  • Containers of any kind (including coolers, thermoses, cups, cans, flasks)

  • Flags and flagpoles

  • Food of any kind

  • Irritants

  • Noisemakers (including sound amplification tools/systems)

  • Audio visual devices (including projectors)

  • Projectiles (including beach balls)

  • Seat cushions containing any type of metal or those with pockets, storage slots, seat backs, arm rests, or attachments of any kind

  • Strollers (strollers may be brought to Hill Auditorium, but must be parked once inside in the designated area of the foyer)

  • Skateboards, scooters, bicycles

  • Video cameras, tripods, and selfie sticks

  • Umbrellas

  • Weapons

  • Balloons

  • Any other item that may obstruct or impair the view or enjoyment of another attendee


We strive to ensure that all graduates and guests can participate fully in this program.


Accessible entrances are available on the east and west sides of Hill Auditorium. Passengers with special needs can be dropped off at the west entrance, adjacent to Thayer Street. Staff will be available in Hill Auditorium to assist guests with accessibility concerns.

Those in need of accessible seating should use the west entrance on Thayer Street. Staff posted at this entrance will direct guests to accessible seating areas.

Real-Time Captioning

Real-time captioning is available for those with  hearing impairments.


Guests will not be permitted to leave Hill Auditorium and return on the same ticket. Re-admittance to Hill Auditorium will be allowed only in the case of an emergency. 

About Hill Auditorium

Frequently Asked Questions

Hooding for Senior Day: An Instructional Video