Watch Live on Friday: 2017 Michigan Ross Commencement Celebrations
It’s that time of the year again––when we celebrate the achievements and bright futures of Michigan Ross graduates.
The Class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony takes place Friday, April 28 at Crisler Center from 3:30 to 5:45pm. The event can be livestreamed on the Michigan Ross YouTube Channel, or you can watch below. Graduates are welcome to the Dean’s Open House in the Winter Garden from 1:00-2:00pm.
Michigan Ross will welcome Airbnb’s Chip Conley as keynote speaker during the ceremony.
Conley joined the company in 2013 as the Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy, transforming the company from a startup into the world’s largest hospitality brand. He transitioned into his current role as Strategic Advisor of Hospitality and Leadership in January.
Conley is also the author of The New York Times bestsellers “Peak” and “Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness and Success.” And Fast Company has called him the hotel industry’s “last black sheep innovator” and credits him with “reimagining the $6 trillion travel industry.”
Graduation caps off a notably successful year for the Class of 2017. Two Ross BBAs made Poets & Quants’ “Best and Brightest” list; two BBAs and brothers launched a successful cookie delivery business; and Ross MBAs earned top honors in an international finance competition and won Harvard’s marketing innovation competition.