The School of Kinesiology 2018 Spring Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 26, at 4:30pm in Hill Auditorium.
A renowned architect and urban planner, Smith is probably best known in the baseball world for her work on the influential Oriole Park at Camden Yards under the leadership of Orioles President and CEO, Larry Lucchino. Smith worked for the Orioles from 1989-1994 as Vice President of Planning and Development during the design and construction of the park. Opening in 1992, Camden Yards immediately became the standard-bearer for a new wave of traditional baseball parks that have been built in subsequent years. Smith played an instrumental role in the design of the ballpark, creating a state-of-the-art unique facility that blends with the urban context of downtown Baltimore while taking inspiration from baseball parks built in the early 20th century, a concept advocated by Lucchino.
Prior to joining the Dodgers, Smith had a second tour with the Orioles as Vice President of Planning and Development from 2009-2012, working for owner Peter Angelos. In that role, Smith directed renovations and expansion of the Orioles’ new spring training facility in Sarasota, Florida, as well as upgrades and enhancements to Oriole Park at Camden Yards to celebrate the park’s 20th anniversary.
From 2002-2009, Smith served as Senior Vice President of Planning and Development for the Boston Red Sox, a position that gave her a second opportunity to work for Larry Lucchino, then President and CEO of the New England’s hometown team, overseeing the preservation of historic Fenway Park and leading the program that placed this significant ballpark on the National Historic Register.
From 1994-2000, Smith held the position of President of Turner Sports and Entertainment Development, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, and was the Vice President of Planning and Development for the Atlanta Braves. Her work in Atlanta helped transform the 1996 Olympic Stadium into Turner Field, home of the Braves, and she also oversaw the development of the Philips Arena, home of the NBA Atlanta Hawks and NHL Atlanta Thrashers.
Smith currently serves on the School of Kinesiology’s Sport Management Advisory Board (SMAB).
For the Kinesiology 2018 Spring Commencement Ceremony,
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 S. State St.
1200 S. University Ave.
420 Maynard St.
(734) 418-4115 x1247
Fill out the Call Photography Check-In Form prior to Commencement. Call Photography will take multiple pictures of you as you cross the stage, and then email you a free color proof of your photos. There is no obligation to buy.
The Kinesiology 2018 Spring Commencement Ceremony will be livestreamed on Thursday, April 26, 2018, beginning at 4:30pm, at http://myumi.ch/LBdY7. A recording of the ceremony will also be available on the school's YouTube channel after Commencement.
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)