Ceremony and Venue

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

Beginning Spring 2023, the Graduate Student ceremony will be held Friday, April 28, 2023 at 3:00 pm and the Undergraduate Student ceremony will be held Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 10:30 am. 

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.