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Miami University Commencement

University Commencement Ceremony

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The Fall 2014 Commencement ceremony will be held Friday, December 12, at 3 p.m. in Millett Assembly Hall. Doors to Millett will open at 1 p.m. Tickets are not required.

President David C. Hodge will preside at the ceremony. During the ceremony, doctoral candidates will be individually recognized and hooded; master's degree candidates will be individually recognized; bachelor's and associate's degree candidates will be individually recognized by division; and ROTC candidates will be commissioned. The ceremony will begin promptly at 3 p.m. and last approximately 90 minutes. The event is open to the public and there will be no rehearsal.

Parking

All university parking lots and parking garages will be open to the public. Accessible parking is available at Millett in the Northwest and West parking lots with state-issued disability placard. 

Seating

All seating is on a first-come basis.  

Protocol

Commencement ceremonies are a special event for all involved. We ask that you show respect for everyone who shares in the experience by creating an occasion that will appropriately highlight your achievements. The university ceremony is a dignified program governed by academic tradition, overall good manners, and state and local laws. Therefore, possession of alcoholic beverages or materials that may disrupt the ceremony is prohibited.

Guests will not be permitted on the main arena floor for photographic purposes, as such activity can be very distracting for others. You will receive a separate mailing from Graduation Foto (800-283-1779 or www.gradfoto.com) that offers several photo purchase options.

Where to Assemble

Millett Hall will open at 1 p.m. Plan to arrive at Millett no later than 2:15 p.m.

  • Master's, Specialist, and Doctoral Candidates will report to the Graduate School location in the south lobby 
  • Undergraduate Candidates will report to their appropriate School/College table, located in either the east or west concourse area 
  • ROTC Candidates will follow the assembly instructions received by their service unit

Procession

After reporting to your appropriate area, each candidate will be given a name card. It is very important that you pick up your name card so that you can be recognized as you cross the stage during the ceremony. Once you have your name card, please fill in the information that the photography company has asked for. This information will be on the front and back of the name card, so please remember to fill in the information on both sides. After your name card is filled in, faculty marshals will line you up and direct you to seating on the arena floor.

Ceremony

Marshals will direct candidates up onto the stage for the conferring of degrees in the following order:

  • Undergraduate by division: College of Engineering and Computing; College of Creative Arts; Farmer School of Business; College of Education, Health and Society; College of Arts and Science; College of Professional Studies and Applied Sciences
  • Specialist and Master's
  • Doctoral (Doctoral candidates receive their diploma covers on stage and are invested with their hoods by their major professors)

Once on stage, hand your name card to one of the divisional readers. As your name is read, you will cross the platform and shake hands with either the Provost or Dean. As you leave the stage, a photographer will take your picture. Faculty marshals will then direct you back to your seat.

Following the conferral of the graduate degrees, the ROTC candidates will be commissioned.

Recessional

At the conclusion of the ceremony, remain in your seat during the formal recessional of the platform party. University marshals will then lead graduates from the arena.

General Information

Before leaving Millett Hall, please be sure that you have all personal belongings. Any items left behind will be taken to the University Police. You may also call 513-529-8135 regarding lost property.



Please note: Miami campuses are tobacco-free environments. Tobacco use is prohibited in all Miami University-owned facilities and property.

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Locations
Luxembourg
West Chester
Middletown
Hamilton
Oxford
  • Luxembourg
    Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Contact and emergency information for the Luxembourg Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    luxembourg@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/luxembourg

    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA

    Directions

    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-5050
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    Contact and emergency information for the Voice of America Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069
     
    voalc@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/voalc

    Printable Floor Plan
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Middletown
    Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

    Contact and emergency information for the Middletown Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

     4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Hamilton
    Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    Contact and emergency information for the Hamilton Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Oxford
    Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

    Contact and emergency information for the Oxford Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency