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Graduation and Beyond


Graduation is the process of having a degree conferred by the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. Students may graduate in April, December, or August, depending on when the degree requirements are completed. Diplomas are mailed approximately 6-8 weeks after graduation by the University of Michigan Office of the Registrar’s Diploma Department.


Commencement is the ceremony celebrating graduation. ME students are eligible to participate in two commencement ceremonies: The University’s ceremony, and the College of Engineering’s ceremony.

Please visit the College of Engineering Graduation website for information on announcements, diplomas, diploma frames and plaques, printed program, honor codes, getting academic attire, accommodations, and other events. 

What is required to graduate?

In order to graduate, a student must complete all degree requirements and apply to graduate through Wolverine Access. Please reference the guide “How to Apply for Graduation through Wolverine Access”. Graduation deadlines are available on the Registrar’s Office website in the Academic Calendar section. All students are responsible for being aware of these deadlines. Please Note: The deadline for having a name printed in the commencement booklet is early in the term, typically the first weeks of October (fall) and February (winter)

Please use the Undergraduate Graduation Checklist to track your progress.

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