Congratulations to the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design’s Class of 2021

Today and everyday, the Stamps Class of 2021 rises to the unique challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Together, they imagine new possibilities and create new futures. They are informed and curious. They address wicked problems through creative collaborations. They are visionaries with diverse skill-sets. The ideas they execute are big, bold, and in service of the common good. Their efforts are equal parts head and heart. They are resilience defined.

As Penny W. Stamps once said: “Go out there and break the rules. Make the world a better place for your being here. Create fantastic art. Design products which will change the way we look at the world. Dream, engage, imagine. Live a glorious and fantastic life, and do it with courage, grit, and determination.”

To the Stamps Class of 2021: we salute you.

Social Media Celebrations

Consider using the hashtags #stampsgrad #umstamps #mgoblue#mgograd in your social media celebrations — and download our U-M digital “wearables” to use as you see fit.


Looking to bring some celebratory spirit to Zoom? Download our Zoom backgrounds! We have one for graduating students and one for “supporters” (friends, family, faculty, staff).