The School of Kinesiology 2019 Spring Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 2, at 4:30pm in Hill Auditorium.
Our 2019 Spring Commencement speaker will be announced at a later date.
For the Kinesiology 2019 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:
The cords available at the bookstores are cords for distinction (GPA) and for the various honors societies and service organizations. There is no limit to the number of cords you may wear when you graduate, so feel free to purchase the cords you have earned along the way.
The maize cords at the bookstores are for undergraduates who earn Distinction/High Distinction/Highest Distinction. The GPA ranges for the distinction notations are determined each May, based on the cumulative GPAs of Kinesiology graduates of that May degree period. Those same numbers are used for the August and December degree periods of that calendar year.
Distinction ranges will not be calculated until all grades are posted for all graduates for the Winter term. This means you will not officially know at the time you participate in commencement activities. How do you know whether or not you should buy maize distinction cords they sell at the bookstores? A best estimate reflects general ranges from the past:
Fill out the Call Photography Check-In Form prior to Commencement. (Form coming soon.) 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.
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.
The Kinesiology 2019 Spring Commencement Ceremony will be livestreamed on Thursday, May 2, 2019, beginning at 4:30pm (link coming soon). 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
6:30pm (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)