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Brzezinski-Hsu holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, where she majored in organizational studies with a focus in advertising and marketing. She serves on the U-M School of Kinesiology Sport Management Advisory Board.
Call Photography will take multiple pictures of each graduate as they cross the stage, and then email them a free color proof of their photos. There is no obligation to buy.
Additionally, there will be a professional photographer taking candid shots of the ceremony; these photos will be available for free download on the School of Kinesiology Flickr account a few days after the ceremony.
Livestreaming & Recording
The Kinesiology 2020 Spring Commencement Ceremony will be livestreamed on Thursday, April 30, beginning at 4:30pm. (Link coming soon.) A recording of the ceremony will also be available on the school's YouTube channel after Commencement.
Day of Event Timeline
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
6:30pm (approx.) - Reception in the Michigan League Ballroom (although there is no way to predict the exact end time of the ceremony, 6:30pm should be a reasonable approximation and most guests typically leave the reception by 7:30pm)
Day of Event Information for Families & Guests
The doors open at Hill Auditorium at 3:45pm.
No tickets are required and it is general seating.
Guests should be seated by 4:15pm at the latest.
Guests are requested to remain seated throughout the program.
The University of Michigan wants to ensure that all graduates, candidates, and guests can participate fully in graduation. If you have accessibility needs, please complete the Accommodation Request Form by April 1. Guest(s) with mobility limitations (wheelchair, walker, etc.), please arrive 3:30pm so you can be seated before we open the doors to the general public. By entering Hill Auditorium from the WEST entrance (off Thayer), you will be nearest the ramps into the auditorium. Ushers will be available to assist in locating wheelchair-accessible seating and restrooms for guests. A Sign Language interpreter will sign the entire ceremony.
All graduates, their families, and friends are invited to attend the School of Kinesiology reception immediately following the Commencement ceremony. The reception will be in the Ballroom on the second floor of the Michigan League – located directly across Ingalls Mall from Hill Auditorium. Staff will be available after the ceremony to direct you to the reception.
Are tickets required? Tickets are NOT required for the Kinesiology ceremony. However, tickets ARE required for the University ceremony at Michigan Stadium.
Is there a photographer at graduation? Call Photography will take multiple pictures of each graduate as they cross the stage, and then email them a free color proof of the photos. There is no obligation to buy. Additionally, there will be a professional photographer taking candid shots of the ceremony; these photos will be available for free download on the School of Kinesiology Flickr account a few days after the ceremony.
Where can I park? Public parking will be available at the U-M structures. The closest structures to Hill Auditorium are on Fletcher and Thayer as shown on the central campus parking map. Please note that downtown will be extremely busy during the week of graduation and you should allow plenty of extra time to travel and find parking.
Where can I find more information on the University graduation ceremony at Michigan Stadium? More information can be found on the University's Spring Commencement website. The ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, at 10:00am. Tickets ARE required.
Where can I find more information on the Rackham Graduate School graduation ceremony at Hill Auditorium? More information can be found on the University's Spring Commencement website. The ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 1, at 10:00am. Tickets are NOT required.