The Big Ihtifal is the celebratory program that highlights Arab graduates at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint at the conclusion of every academic year. The ceremony was born out of a need to recognize the large population of previously unrecognized Arab graduates. The mission of the program is to recognize them, their achievements, and the cultural significance of the Arab community, while providing incentive to future students to reach the ultimate goal of graduation.

On this day, join us as we come together to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating seniors, as well as show respect to everyone who helped them make this possible, including friends, faculty, staff, administrators, and family members.

2017 Big Ihtifal:

Date: Thursday April 27th, 2017

Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM

Location:   Great Lakes Room, Palmer Commons (100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

Students register here.

If you are a faculty or staff member and would like to be a part of the platform party click here.

The Big Ihtifal features speakers and performances from the U-M Arab community and surrounding areas.

Our planning committee is always looking for fresh ideas and meaningful contribution! To become a part of planning the celebration, please contact Hector Galvan- hgalvan@umich.edu or call 734-936-1055.