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Commencement Schedule

Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 6, 2016

12 noon

Hill Auditorium
825 N University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


  • Business casual attire
  • Turn off cell phones
  • No disruptive talking during ceremony


Immediately following the Commencement Ceremony

Michigan Union
530 S. State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The reception is on the second floor in the Ballroom.

Other information
Light refreshments will be provided.


Dean Martin Philbert

Martin Philbert became dean of the University of Michigan School of Public Health on January 1, 2011, having previously served as senior associate dean for research at the school since 2004. He arrived at UM in 1995 from Rutgers' Neurotoxicology Laboratories, where he was a research assistant professor. He has maintained a continuously federally funded portfolio of basic research activities throughout his career. Most recently his work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Air Force and the National Cancer Institute. At the national level, he is recognized for his expertise in neurotoxicology and experimental neuropathology. He is the author of numerous research publications in top peer-reviewed journals, and one book.

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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).

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Hotels & Dining

For information on area hotels and restaurants, visit the Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau 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.

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Directions, Parking & Maps

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

Note: The Fletcher Street Parking Structure is normally reserved for patient and employee parking. Parking is available in employee parking ONLY. 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.

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