The end of the academic year often brings excitement for summer – warmer weather, travel, a break from lectures – but for just over 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional University of Michigan students, this year ends with graduation.

In addition to U-M’s official Spring Commencement, that took place Saturday, a number of departments, organizations and affinity groups on campus hosted cultural celebrations for their graduates.

This year, the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives facilitated the first Asian/Pacific Islander celebration. The event was held on Sunday in the Michigan Union.