Is your U of M student graduating this spring?
Searching for Ann Arbor hotels near the stadium?
Need help getting to the ceremony?
University of Michigan Spring graduation takes place on April 29th, 2023 at the Big House. The commencement speaker will be Wynton Marsalis, who has been recommended for an honorary Doctor of Music degree. Other honorary doctorates include Mary Sue Coleman. Phil Hagerman, and Dominique Morisseau.
Celebrate your graduate’s accomplishments before they move onto the next phase of their life. Let The Kensington Hotel help you celebrate stress free!
Getting to the Big House could be a little stressful. Luckily, The University of Michigan offers a complimentary shuttle service, and The Kensington Hotel is one of the stops! The Kensington is 2.4 miles or a 7-minute drive away from the stadium. Guests may park for free and take the shuttle.
Continue the celebration after the ceremony ends. Book a room and stay out longer, enjoying the restaurants, shops, and fun activities in Ann Arbor!
Are family members coming from out of town? Don’t have enough room for them in your home? Keep them comfortable at The Kensington Hotel! Show them all the great aspects of Ann Arbor and then relax in one of our newly renovated and luxurious suites!
Ann Arbor Hotels Near the Stadium
Have a student graduating in 2024?
The Kensington Hotel is taking graduation reservations. All reservations have a 2-night minimum and the 2-night deposit is due at time of booking. All reservations are pre-paid and non-refundable after the February 1st, 2024 cancellation deadline.
Reserve your rooms today!
Other April Happenings
ANN ARBOR ROYAL PRINCESS BALL – 4/2
Your child can meet their favorite Disney princesses! Dance, sing, and take photos with Tiana, Cinderella, and more! There will be multiple sessions from 10 AM to 5:30 PM at The Kensington Hotel.
Get your tickets today!
FOOLMOON 2023 – 4/7
Grab your glow gear and come be foolish! FoolMoon will have laser shows, live dancing, and more, all themed around UFOs. Find it at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market in Kerrytown from 7-10 PM!
ANDREW BIRD AT THE MICHIGAN THEATRE – 4/7
The Ark presents acclaimed vocalist, instrumentalist, and songwriter Andrew Bird at the Michigan Theatre! Bird’s popularity has made this a special event. The show starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets are in low supply, so get yours today!
BIG HOUSE 5K 2023 – 4/16
Challenge yourself at the 10th Big House 5K! Run through the University of Michigan campus and end on the 50-yard line at the stadium. The race starts at 8 AM. Registration is full, but you can still join the waitlist!
ANN ARBOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 2 – 4/22
Don’t miss the last performance of the season! Mahler Symphony No. 2, titled “Resurrection,” will be an awe-inspiring 90-minute experience at 8 PM at Hill Auditorium. Get your tickets today!
YPSILANTI FREIGHTHOUSE PERFORMANCES – 4/22 – 4/29
The University of Michigan’s University Musical Society has partnered with the City of Ypsilanti to provide performances and events for all ages to the Ypsilanti Freighthouse. The pilot program begins on the 22nd!
A NIGHT OF COMEDY AND FUNDRAISING – 4/27
The Jewish Community Center is putting on a comedy show starring Mark Knope at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase. Proceeds will go towards JCC’s outdoor educational equipment. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the show starts 7:15 PM.
THE BRIDE'S BRIDAL SHOW – 4/30
Looking for the perfect flowers, catering, or cake for your upcoming wedding?
The Bride’s Bridal Show will be at The Kensington! Meet with around 25 Michigan wedding vendors to find the perfect elements for your big day. The show is free!