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Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS)
603 East Liberty Street
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Business Casual Attire Recommended
(no caps and gowns)
5:00pm - Reception starts. Light refreshments will be served, Michigan Theater, main lobby
6:00pm - Ceremony, Michigan Theater
7:30 pm - Ceremony ends
Graduation Speaker: Hardy Vieux (MPP/JD '97) is a Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the U-M Ford School of Public Policy in Winter 2018. Vieux is the legal director of Human Rights First, an independent advocacy and action organization that uses American influence to protect human rights and the rule of law.
If you are a graduating International Studies major or minor who plans to attend the ceremony, please RSVP.
We strongly suggest that students with families/friends traveling from abroad consult the US Department of State website for information on visas for visiting the US. Information on traveling to Ann Arbor, accommodation and transportation, can be found at the U-M's Commencement website.
Parking on April 26: Starting on Thursday, April 26 at 1 pm the following parking lots near the Michigan Theater will be free and open to the public: Fletcher Structure, Thayer Structure and the Blue Lot of the Palmer Commons Structure. Parking is available on the first come-first serve basis, and due to other ceremonies going on that day, parking might be limited. Be sure to check the recommended directions to avoid traffic congestion as well.