On behalf of the faculty and administration, it gives us great pleasure to recognize and celebrate those students in the Class 2022 receiving their professional degrees at the University of Michigan Law School. Senior Day is an important event for all of our graduates. Our students arrive as part of a very special group and graduate as spectacular individuals. We are excited to be planning for in-person commencement activities in spring 2022.
We will celebrate the Class of 2022 on Friday, May 6, at 4:00 p.m. at Hill Auditorium. A reception in the Law Quadrangle for graduates and their families will immediately follow the ceremony.
As the Senior Day ceremony (Michigan Law commencement) nears, here are the things you need to do ahead of time:
Congratulations parents, friends, and family of Michigan Law graduates!
If your student is a member of the Class of 2022, we encourage you to attend the ceremony at 4:00 PM on Friday, May 6. Tickets are not required. If you cannot attend, you can watch the ceremony at a later date. The ceremony will be recorded and the link will be accessible on this page following the ceremony.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where/how do I rent my academic attire?
Rent academic attire from our gown vendor. You must rent attire in order to participate in the ceremony.
What size is the diploma?
11" x 14"
When will students receive their diplomas?
The U-M Registrar’s Office will mail the diploma to the student's permanent address in the weeks following the ceremony.
How long will the ceremony take?
The Senior Day ceremony will last about 60-90 minutes.
Will the ceremony be live streamed so family and friends can watch from afar?
Yes, the ceremony will be live streamed so family and friends can watch from home. The link will be posted on the Senior Day webpage the week of the ceremony.
Where can I order announcements?
Visit our vendor at https://www.cbgrad.com/school/MICHL
COVID-19 Safety Requirements
The University updated its indoor mask policy and other COVID-19 guidance on March 9, 2022. Masks remain required in classrooms and other instructional spaces, among other areas. Masks are not required in Hill Auditorium, but mask use still is suggested as an effective strategy for enhanced personal protection, especially for those with compromised immune status, those who are not vaccinated or up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, and anyone with a perceived increased risk of complications from infection. The U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy remains in effect for the University community. All attendees are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated or have had a negative test within 72 hours of the ceremony.
Will Class of 2022 graduates have access to the Law School for summer bar study?
Yes, the Class of 2022 will have MCard access until late August.