The 2017 Kinesiology Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 27, at 4:30pm in Hill Auditorium.
Dr. Timothy P. White is chancellor of the California State University, one of the most influential, inclusive and populous systems of higher education in the United States. White guides this university of 23 campuses and its community of more than half a million students, faculty and staff – along with a class of more than three million alumni.
As the seventh chancellor to lead the California State University, White is a champion of student success. He is a proponent of bringing individualized education to scale through the expansion of proven best practices. At the state and national level, White advocates for a comprehensive learning environment that links classroom learning to practice through research, creative activity and community engagement.
White believes in and is a product of California’s Master Plan, having pursued his higher education from Diablo Valley Community College, Fresno State, California State University, East Bay and the University of California, Berkeley. Like many California State University students and alumni, White was the first in his family to earn a college degree.
For the 2017 Kinesiology Commencement Ceremony, students who graduated in Fall 2016 or expect to graduate in Winter or Summer 2017 are eligible to participate. Undergraduate students expecting to graduate in Fall 2017 may also participate.
Eligibility requirements are different for the University-wide ceremony, and details can be found on the University Commencement website.
Academic attire is required for the University and Kinesiology ceremonies. You can purchase or rent your cap and gown at the following locations:
Barnes and Noble @ University of Michigan
530 South State Street
549 East University Avenue
420 Maynard Street
(734) 418-4115 x1247
Please fill out Call Photography's Check-In Form prior to Commencement - link coming soon! Call Photography is the official commencement photographer for the School of Kinesiology and will be taking multiple images of every student as they cross the stage. Call Photography will send each student an email to the email address they provide within 24 hours of the ceremony. (You are under no obligation to purchase these photos.) Fill out the online form prior to the ceremony and get a coupon code for 10% off your order!
3:30pm - Graduates arrive at Hill Auditorium (enter from EAST entrance off Ingalls Mall), proceed to the balcony level (third floor), visit the registration tables, and are directed to the processional staging area
3:45pm - Doors open for guest seating in the auditorium
4:15pm - Graduates line up to begin the procession
4:30pm - Commencement begins promptly with procession of graduating students
6:15pm (approx.) - Reception in the Michigan League Ballroom (although there is no way to predict the exact end time of the ceremony, 6:15pm should be a reasonable approximation and most guests typically leave the reception by 7:30pm)