Ceremony and Venue

Michigan Tech conducts two commencement ceremonies each year: one at the completion of the fall semester and one at the completion of the spring semester. The Midyear Commencement ceremony is in the Varsity Gymnasium, and the Spring Commencement ceremony is in the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Both venues are located in the Student Development Complex. A ticket is required for entry.

Upcoming Ceremony

Venue Information

The Student Development Complex is open by 8:30 a.m. the day of the ceremony. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Concessions and campus retail stores are open.  The SDC is an alcohol-free and tobacco-free facility.


  • For the safety and security of the graduates and their guests, please be advised that all bags are searched prior to entering the event. 
  • At the ceremony conclusion please remain in your seats until all graduates have recessed.
  • First aid and Public Safety and Police Services will be available.