Type: School event
Host: Ford School

2020 Ford School Celebration of Graduates

Date & time

May 2, 2020, 4:30-6:30 pm EDT



Due to the novel coronavirus, in-person commencement celebrations have been postponed across all three University of Michigan campuses. This postponement includes the Ford School commencement ceremony, originally planned for May 2nd. We promise to find a way to invite our classes of 2020 back to Ann Arbor for a communal celebration and are looking for dates in May 2021.

While we cannot be physically together this week, and we know no there is no substitute for Commencement, we’ve planned a full slate of online programming to celebrate our graduates.

Graduates, we hope you and your friends and family will join us virtually to celebrate your success. Check in on social media and join us live to hear from faculty, staff, alumni, and a few distinguished friends of the Ford School and to share your celebrations, thank-yous, and support for your classmates.

You persevered in the height of a pandemic to complete your Ford School degree. Dance, toast, celebrate your accomplishments! You deserve it.

View an archive of the many wonderful tributes submitted by students, families and even some familiar faces. 

2020 Commencement speeches

Megan Tompkins-Stange "Reading of the names"