The School of Social Work holds three commencement exercises for MSW students per academic year. These commencement exercises are held at the end of the fall, winter, and spring/summer terms in accordance with University policy.
By holding the School of Social Work exercises (fall and winter only) during the same weekend as the University-wide exercises, students and their families are given the opportunity to participate in both exercises and related activities on campus.
A graduation planning task group is formed at the beginning of the fall, winter, and spring/summer terms as a subgroup of the School's student services/graduation committee. The graduation planning task groups comprise student volunteers, staff members from the Office of Student Services, and one faculty member that serves at the faculty chair of the graduation committee. Details are provided to degree candidates several months before graduation.
The University of Michigan will provide a letter of invitation to assist graduates whose parents are applying for a visa in order to attend the commencement ceremony. To obtain a letter follow these steps:
The letter from the University is mailed to the graduate, who can then forward it to the parents for use in documenting their visa request. Please allow four weeks to receive the letter.
December 15, 2018 - 10:00am
SSW Winter Commencement will be held at Hill Auditorium. A reception will immediately follow in the Michigan League Ballroom.
All MSW degree candidates planning to graduate in December 2018 are encouraged to participate in Winter Commencement. Graduates with Press enter to read full text...
May 4, 2019 - 1:30pm
SSW Spring Commencement will be held at the Power Center. A light reception will immediately follow in the Power Center Lobby.
All MSW degree candidates and PhD in Social Work & Social Science degree candidates planning to graduate in April 2019 are encouraged to Press enter to read full text...
July 27, 2019 - 10:00am
SSW Summer Commencement will be held at Hill Auditorium. A light reception will immediately follow at the School of Social Work in the Educational Conference Center (ECC).
All MSW degree candidates planning to graduate in August 2019 are encouraged to participate in Press enter to read full text...
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106