Memorial Service

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on large gatherings, we regretfully have cancelled the Anatomical Donations 2021 Memorial Service. To best honor our donors and their families, we ask families, friends, and the University of Michigan community to join us next year for the 2022 Memorial Service. 

Honoring the Gift of Knowledge

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.

The memorial service is a public event, and anyone is invited to attend. The ceremony is traditionally held in the fall at Rackham Auditorium, located on the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor campus.

Please submit the invitation request form for the memorial service, so we can send you a formal invitation. You do not need a formal invitation to attend, and please feel free to bring any friends and family.

Memorial Service Location

Rackham Graduate School: University of Michigan
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

University of Michigan Burial Sites

Washtenong Memorial Park, 1988-Present 
3771 Whitmore Lake Rd 
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 
Phone: 734-665-6187

United Memorial Gardens, 1963-1987 
4800 Curtis Rd 
Plymouth, MI 48170 
Phone: 734-454-9448

Fairview Cemetery, 1915-1963 
1401 Wright St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-994-2768

University of Michigan Anatomical Donations needs your help! We are missing pictures of the memorial service from 1915 to present. Please contact us if you have any photos you would like to share or simply e-mail them to us at