Information regarding date, time, schedule of events, and reception
CAP AND GOWN
Information for graduating students about cap and gown
Biography of this year's speaker
Information on tickets and seating for the commencement
Information on directions and parking
Information on hotels and dining in the Ann Arbor area
Information on the official photography for the ceremony
PREPARATION FOR GRADUATION
Information for dental students to prepare for graduation
All Pictures are from the 2009 Commencement Ceremony.
Date: Friday, May 10, 2013
Business casual attire
Turn off cell phones
No disruptive talking during the ceremony
Schedule of Events
12:30pm - Doors open to the public
1:00pm - Ceremony
2:30pm - Reception
Immediately following the commencement ceremony, there will be a reception for graduates, family, and friends. Light refreshments will be served. It will be held at the Michigan League, 2nd Floor. Elevators are available.
Michigan League (2nd Floor)
911 N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Check out the campus map in the directions/parking section.
Peter J. Polverini is Dean of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Polverini holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a DDS from Marquette University. He completed specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and was awarded the Doctor of Medical Sciences degree from Harvard University. In 1977 he was appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. In 1981 he was recruited to the Department of Pathology, Northwestern University Medical and Dental Schools.
In 1992 Dr. Polverini joined the University of Michigan as a professor of dentistry and chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. He was appointed chair of the Department of Oral Medicine, Pathology, and Surgery in 1995, and a year later became chair of the Department of Oral Medicine, Pathology, and Oncology. Dr. Polverini left the University of Michigan in 2000 to accept the Deanship at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. In 2003 he returned to the University of Michigan as Dean of the School of Dentistry.
Dr. Polverini has a distinguished scientific career in the field of vascular biology where he has long been a leader and influential figure. His research focuses on angiogenesis (the growth of blood vessels) and its relationship to cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 scientific articles, textbooks and book chapters. He has made more than 80 scientific presentations to groups in the U.S. and overseas and is an editorial consultant for more than 30 scientific journals. He is widely recognized as an accomplished mentor, scholar, motivator and seasoned administrator who has fostered innovation in dentistry by promoting scholarship and scientific rigor.
Dr. Polverini is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, a recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Medicine and Pathology from the International Association for Dental Research and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. Dr. Polverini was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2010. Dr. Polverini will assume the Presidency of the American Association for Dental Research in March of 2013.
All are welcome to attend. Tickets are not necessary. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Handicapped seating is available. East and west side entrances of the auditorium are appropriate for guest using wheelchairs. Please refer to the diagram of Hill Auditorium to locate designated handicapped seating areas (boxes A-G on the main floor).
Hill Auditorium's seating diagram.
Parking will be free and open to the public beginning at 10:00am on Friday, May 10, 2013 in the Fletcher, Palmer, and Thayer Parking Structures.
Directions to the Fletcher and Palmer Parking Structures.
For the Fletcher Parking Structure, use the Palmer Commons entrance (via Palmer Drive).
The up ramp at the Fletcher Street entrance leads to patient parking. If you park in patient parking, you will be charged $25.
Click here for a campus map to help you navigate around campus.
For information on area hotels and restaurants, contact the Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Burea at www.annarbor.org 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 and may have rooms available.
Photographs of the graduates receiving his/her diploma will be taken during the ceremony by CALL PHOTOGRAPHY.
Picture proofs will be sent to the graduate at no charge shortly after the ceremony. There is no obligation to purchase the picture, but orders can be placed at www.callphotography.com.
All graduates must wear the School of Dentistry academic attire to participate in the ceremony. Graduates are responsible for ordering their own cap and gown from Willsie Cap & Gown. The fee of $38.00 includes the rental of the gown and hood trimmed in the appropriate degree velvet as well as the one-size cap and tassel, which are yours to keep as a souvenir. Extra dental (lilac) tassels may be ordered for $6.00 each. The school pays for the hood rental (Willsie Bills the School). No web orders accepted after 4/2/13. To order after 4/2/13, student must contact Andy Gillespie at 888-678-4723. When filling in shipping address, use credit card billing address.
Order by March 15, 2013 to avoid a $10 late fee
PLACE YOUR ORDER
Don't forget to indicate your degree (DDS, PhD, MS) on the checkout screen.
The School of Dentistry's Registrar's Office will communicate to graduates the times to pick up attire.
For students receiving a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, the cost is estimated to be $27.00. This includes the entire attire which is yours to keep. Please check back in February for updated pricing.