Type: School event
Host: Ford School

2021 Ford School Commencement

Date & time

May 1, 2021, 4:00 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

(Re)Watch remarks from elected student speakers and faculty, and download digital swag

Visit the Ford School's Class of 2021 landing page.

Celebrating our graduates

The Ford School is so proud of the Classes of 2021—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’ll celebrate the Classes of 2021 with a heartfelt set of virtual events and online tributes, including opportunities for families and friends to come together, meet our faculty and staff, and congratulate their graduates.

Schedule (all times Eastern Daylight)

Thursday, April 8
7:00 pm: All-School Talent Show

Friday, April 30

9:00 am - 2:30 pm: Safe swag pick-up and photo op
3:00 - 5:00 pm: Open House

Saturday, May 1
Day-long social media celebrations: follow along at #FordSchool21

4:00 pm: Ford School Commencement 2021
        Student slideshow (more info coming soon!)

4:30 pm: Graduation speeches: Dean Michael S. Barr, faculty speaker Yazier Henry, BA class speaker Cydney Gardner-Brown, and graduate class speaker Maggie Barnard. Live Reading of the Names, Professor Shobita Parthasarathy. Professor Luke Shaefer will emcee.

This event will be live-captioned.

Register to attend! The link for virtual Commencement will be shared by email on Wednesday, April 28. 

Class of 2021 celebration portal

Visit the Ford School's Class of 2021 landing page for more information on celebrating our graduates.