U-M students, parents rally for in-person graduation
Parents and students gathered in Ann Arbor Saturday to preserve a big milestone at the University of Michigan. READ: ‘We’re coming no matter what’: Parents, students rally at U-M in Ann Arbor for an in-person graduationA rally was held to push U-M officials to hold an in-person graduation. The attendees of the rally chanted “Big House, big day, in-person graduation all the way,” in front of Michigan Union on State Street. RELATED: Some University of Michigan students and parents push for in-person commencementOther Big Ten universities -- including Michigan State University and Purdue University -- have announced they will do some sort of an in-person graduation, which is why these parents and students believe Michigan can find a way. However, some parents and students think the university can come up with a plan to do it now while the students are still on campus.
In-person graduation ceremonies planned at University of Michigan-Dearborn
DEARBORN, MI — Four days of in-person commencement ceremonies for the class of 2021 are being planned for May 1-4 at the University of Michigan Dearborn, officials said. While UM-Dearborn typically has graduation at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, COVID-19 restrictions make that event impossible this year, officials said. Graduates are limited to two guests, and ceremonies will be grouped by college. Students from both classes are asked to RSVP by March 12 to help the university prepare for the ceremonies. UM-Ann Arbor senior Tal Lipkin started a petition for an in-person commencement ceremony and, while the ceremony is still going to be virtual, officials have announced students will have the opportunity for some in-person graduation experiences, including professional photos at Michigan Stadium in their graduation attire.mlive.com
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Dearborn announce change in grading policies
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses are changing their grading policies for the rest of the winter semester as the university deals with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “While other institutions across the nation have adopted similar policies on grading, it is undoubtedly an unprecedented step for the University of Michigan. According to Collins, the new grading policy will not apply to classes graded prior to March 10. Additionally, the university will soon make it easier for students to withdraw from courses through April 21. Collins said that more information regarding graduate and professional coursework grading policies in Ann Arbor will be shared next week.