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Friday, May 9, 2014

Schedule of Events
· 12:30 pm - Doors open to the public
· 1:00 pm - Commencement ceremony
· 2:30 pm - Reception

Hill Auditorium
825 N. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Commencement Etiquette
· Business casual attire
· Turn off cell phones
· No disruptive talking during the ceremony


Immediately following the ceremony at Hill Auditorium (approximately 2:30 pm)

Michigan League
911 N. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1265

The reception is on the second floor in the Hussey, Vandenberg, Kalamazoo and Michigan rooms, as well as the adjoining concourse. [Note: With only one elevator to the 2nd floor, you or your guests may experience a delay if unable to use the stairs.]

Other Information
· Light refreshments will be provided


Bernie Machen,  President - University of Florida.

From 1995 to 1997, President Machen was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan, and from 1989 until 1995, he served as dean of Michigan’s School of Dentistry.

Tickets & Seating

All are welcome to attend.  Tickets are not required.  Seating is on a first come, first served basis.  Handicapped Access:  East and West side entrances of the auditorium are appropriate for guests using wheelchairs.  Please refer to the Hill Auditorium Seating Chart to locate designated handicapped seating areas (boxes A-G on the main floor).


Please fill out Call Photography's online check in form prior to May 9th. Call Photography is the official commencement photographer for the School of Dentistry and will be taking multiple images of every student as they receive their diploma and cross the stage. Call Photography will send each student an email link to view their images within 24 hours of the ceremony. Click here to access the online check in form:  The purchase of photos is optional. FYI -- students who fill out the online check in form will still get a 10% discount.

Hotels & Dining

For information on area hotels and restaurants, visit the Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau at or call 800-888-9487.

Guests who are unable to reserve hotel rooms in the Ann Arbor area may wish to look for hotel rooms in Brighton, Jackson, Plymouth, Ypsilanti, or the vicinity of Detroit Metropolitan Airport.  These communities are less than one hour's drive from Ann Arbor.

Directions, Parking & Maps

Parking will be free and open to the public beginning at 10:00 am on Friday, May 9, 2014 in the Fletcher*, Palmer, and Thayer Parking Structures for School of Dentistry graduation ceremonies. 

*PLEASE NOTE:  The Fletcher Street Parking Structure is normally reserved for patient and employee parking.  It is open to visitor parking on graduation day after 10:00 am. Please use the entrance off Palmer Drive.   If you enter the structure via the UP Ramp at the Fletcher Street entrance (patient parking) you will be charged $25.00 when you exit the structure.