The University Record, May 8, 2000

Commencement 2000

Graduating students, families, faculty and speakers welcomed unseasonably warm weather at commencement ceremonies April 28 and 29. Graduation exercises on the Ann Arbor campus began at 3 p.m. April 28 for master’s and doctoral candidates who made their way to Hill Auditorium (at right). Musician and historian Bernice Johnson Reagon addressed the advanced-degree candidates.
Spring commencement for undergraduates was held April 29 in Michigan Stadium with warm temperatures prompting apparel reminiscent of ocean islands. Several grads chose to wear their loyalty on their caps (at left).


David Halberstam, author and journalist, addressed the grads April 29. U-M Photo Services photographer Bill Wood caught him checking at the last minute to make sure his address to students was in order (at left, below).


University Photographer Bob Kalmbach found his way up high enough to snap a shot of prospective grads and their friends and relatives in Michigan Stadium (bottom right). The grads, all in the center section of the photo, provide the darker tone in the photograph, contrasted with the lighter apparel of their friends and family members.