Celebrating the Class of 2023

Congratulations, graduates!

The Ford School is so proud of the Classes of 2023—a resilient, talented group who earned their University of Michigan degrees in a time of historic challenges. This year’s graduates supported each other along the way, and they did more than just persevere: they continued to lead and create positive change in their communities and their school.

We're excited to celebrate the Classes of 2023 through our in-person Commencement, as well as virtual tributes, including opportunities for families and friends to come together, meet our faculty and staff, and congratulate their graduates.


More celebrations

Ford School students at the DC trip reception

There are many different ways to stay engaged

  • Keep your contact information up-to-date. Fill out your graduation check-in survey. Having your most recent contact information means you won’t miss out on Ford School news, events, and updates. Each time you move and/or change jobs, you can update your contact information by filling out a form linked on that page.
  • Join the LinkedIn group. Connect with over 2,500 Ford School alumni and continue to  grow your Ford School network!
  • Plug into our resources for continued learning and growth. As an alum, you may still access some of the Ford School’s professional and educational resources, such as FordCareers. You may register as an alum in FordCareers and/or learn more about the career resources available through the U-M Alumni Association. 
  • Maintain your connection through the U-M Alumni Association with your family of 650,000+Wolverines. Check out the career resources, access to alumni clubs and alumni communities, or whatever interests you by visiting alumni.umich.edu. 
  • Become an Alumni Admissions Ambassador and help recruit the next class of the leaders and best. Alumni Admissions Ambassadors attend recruitment fairs, make phone calls to admitted students, and/or share Ford School recruitment materials with friends, colleagues, and family members who are prospective students. 
  • Send in job and internship opportunities with your organizations—as you get settled in your jobs—to fordcareers@umich.edu. Make your fellow Fordies your colleagues!
  • Follow the Ford School on social media.

And don't forget, as a new grad, the U-M Alumni Association also welcomes you to a family of 650,000+ fellow Wolverines. Check out their website for information on accessing alumni community career resources and networking opportunities.


... there is no way we can go forward except together and no way anybody can win except by serving the people's urgent needs. We cannot stand still or slip backwards. We must go forward now together.

Gerald R. Ford (AB '35, HLLD '74), 38th President of the United States


Forever, and always, Go Blue!