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Miami University Commencement

University Commencement Ceremony

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The Spring 2014 university commencement will be Saturday, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. in Yager Stadium, rain or shine. Gates to Yager Stadium will open at 9:30 a.m. and families may enter through the south and west gates. All degree candidates are to report to Yager Stadium, in their academic attire, no later than 12:30 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 recognized by division; and ROTC candidates will be commissioned. The ceremony will last approximately two hours. The event is open to the public.

Parking

All university parking lots and parking garages will be open to the public during commencement weekend. Yager Stadium parking is available at the Millett Assembly Hall, Ditmer, Cook Field, Leonard Howell, and Fryman lots. On both Saturday and Sunday, we strongly recommend that you use our BCRTA shuttle service from the Ditmer and Cook Field lots to avoid traffic congestion. For bus routes and additional information, please visit Miami University Parking. RV parking is available on a first come, first serve basis by contacting the Miami Athletic Ticket Office at 513-529-4295.

Seating

Ushers will direct guests to their seats. The division assembly and seating diagram (PDF 369KB) indicates where graduation candidates will be seated so you can can determine where in the stadium you want to sit. This map may be updated at a later date so please make sure to check it occasionally.

Concessions

For the convenience of the Graduates and Commencement attendees, Concession Services will offer a variety of sandwiches, snacks, and beverages beginning at 9:30 a.m. and continue through the end of the ceremony. Cash, credit card, and student meal plans will be accepted at each concessions location.

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.

General Information

The Miami University Police will be on duty at Yager Stadium to assist with any emergencies. There will be EMTs on-site as well.

Traffic in the Oxford area will be extremely congested on commencement weekend. Please heed the directional signs that will be posted to aid traffic flow to Yager Stadium and Saturday's venues.

Before leaving Yager Stadium, 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.

If you need any additional information about commencement, please contact the Office of the Registrar at commencement@MiamiOH.edu or at 513-529-8703.

Inclement Weather

In the event of rain, the Yager Stadium commencement ceremony will still occur. Candidates and their guests are advised to dress appropriately. In the event of severe weather, such as tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, or a torrential downpour, the university ceremony may be shortened and/or canceled. Any decision to cancel the ceremony will be announced on Cincinnati Public Radio (88.5 and 91.7 FM) and on this website by noon. (If the ceremony is canceled, a Graduate School ceremony for master's and doctoral degree candidates will be held in Millett Assembly Hall, however all graduates will be welcome to attend. Space will be very limited.)



Please note: Miami campuses are smoke-free environments. Smoking is prohibited in all Miami University-owned facilities and property. A designated smoking area is provided for guests at Simpson-Shade Guest House and Climer Guest Lodge.

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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