The Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS) announces the 2016 Graduation Ceremony and Reception. To RSVP, please click here

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Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS) 
Graduation Ceremony

Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Business Casual Attire Recommended
(no caps and gowns)

5:00pm - Reception starts. Light refreshments will be served, Michigan Theater, main lobby
6:00pm - Ceremony, Michigan Theater
7:30 pm - Ceremony ends 

Graduation Speaker: Jared Genser, human rights lawyer, managing director of Perseus Strategies, and founder of Freedom Now.

Michigan Theater: Directions;  Parking and accessibility

We strongly suggest that students with families/friends traveling from abroad consult the US Department of State website for information on visas for visiting the US. Information on traveling to Ann Arbor, accommodation and transportation, can be found at the U-M's Commencement website at

Parking on April 28th: Starting on Thursday, April 28th at 1 pm the following parking lots near the Michigan Theater will be free and open to the public: Fletcher Structure, Thayer Structure and the Blue Lot of the Palmer Commons Structure. Please visit for a detailed map. Parking is available on the first come-first serve basis, and due to other ceremonies going on that day, parking might be limited. Recommended directions to avoid traffic congestion are at