The annual memorial service held by the Anatomical Donations Program is a ceremony to honor donors and their families and thank them for the gift of knowledge. It is a time for family, friends, and the University of Michigan community to come together in remembrance of donors. There will be expressions of gratitude, thoughtfulness, and feelings in addition to a non-denominational invocation.
The memorial service is a public event, and anyone is invited to attend. Please email us at [email protected] with any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What time should I arrive?
We recommend arriving 30-45 minutes before the service to ensure that you are able to be seated in a timely manner.
Where should I park?
Will there be food served?
Due to the restrictions at Hill Auditorium, there will not be food available. (There will be water available.)
Is there a dress code?
Please dress comfortably. Most guests typically wear business casual attire, or clothes appropriate for a funeral or wake.
How many people may I bring?
To allow for all donor families to be represented, please no more than 10 guests.
Are masks necessary?
Masks are not required, but please wear what feels comfortable for you.
Do I have to purchase tickets or RSVP?
Tickets are not required, nor is it required that you RSVP.
If I can’t attend the service, will it be recorded?
Our service will be broadcast via livestream. Watch the ceremony on YouTube →
What if I would like to make a monetary donation to the Anatomical Donations Program?
We welcome monetary donations to help advance the gift of knowledge. If you feel moved to give, please contribute to the program via the U-M Leaders & Best website to make a donation.