Native American Student Celebration
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Saturday, April 30, 2022
6:00 pm
Doors open at 5:00 pm
A reception will immediately follow the ceremony

Information for Students:


  • Please wear your regalia – the gown is required, the cap is optional 
  • Underneath, we ask that you wear formal clothing 

Timing & Location:

  • Students and speakers need to arrive at the Gardens by 5:30 pm 
  • The reception will immediately follow the ceremony 

The Native American Graduation Celebration is an annual student-led event that takes place during commencement week. The celebration acknowledges the accomplishments of graduating Native students, faculty and staff. The local Native community provides cultural enrichment to the ceremony.

Whether you are graduating this year or coming to support other students, join us for a celebration you don’t want to miss. If you would like to be a part of the planning committee for Native American Graduation 2023, contact program coordinator Hector Galvan at

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