Spring Commencement is scheduled to take place in Michigan Stadium rain or shine. The ceremony may be shortened, suspended, or concluded in the event of severe weather. If a schedule adjustment is required due to severe weather, instructions will be given to guests via public address announcements and video screen messages. Graduates and guests are asked to listen for announcements and remain seated until instructed otherwise. These security measures are in place to provide a safe environment for all and your cooperation is appreciated.
Given the size of Spring Commencement, it is not logistically feasible to move this ceremony to an indoor location and still maintain its University-wide, inclusive focus.
In the event of rain or other non-severe weather, the ceremony will continue in Michigan Stadium, and the following conditions may apply:
- The ceremony may be shortened.
- The ceremony will still maintain essential elements such as the conferring of undergraduate degrees.
Please note, umbrellas are not permitted inside Michigan Stadium, but rain coats/ponchos are allowed.