University Commencements are held for all graduating students in December (Fall) and May (Spring) of each academic year. Fall Commencement is held on a Friday, and Spring Commencement is held over a weekend.
Ceremony times are subject to change, but are currently 3 p.m. for Fall Commencement; 1:30 p.m. for Spring Commencement. All ceremonies begin promptly at the assigned times and run approximately 90 minutes. Be sure to allow ample travel time and arrive early as the roads in and around Oxford become extremely congested.
All University Commencement ceremonies are held on the Oxford campus. Fall Commencement is held in Millett Assembly Hall, and Spring Commencement is held outdoors at Yager Stadium.
In addition to the main ceremony, divisional recognition ceremonies (and an honors reception) are held during Spring Commencement Weekend at various locations across campus (see Q&A below).
The Divisional Recognition Ceremonies (May) are usually held at the times and locations listed below; however, the schedule is subject to change. Changes/updates will be posted to this website.
College of Professional Studies and Applied Sciences, 9 a.m., Miami University Middletown
Graduate Level Speech Pathology & Audiology, 10 a.m., Bachelor Hall Auditorium, Rm 101
University Honors Program Reception, 11 a.m., Millett West Concourse
College of Engineering and Computing, 7 p.m., Goggin Ice Center
College of Arts and Science, 7:30 p.m., Millett Assembly Hall
College of Education, Health, and Society, 9:30 a.m., Millett Assembly Hall
College of Creative Arts, 10:30 a.m., Goggin Ice Center
Farmer School of Business, 2 p.m., Millett Assembly Hall
Yes, you can download the Miami University commencement app to your ipad or your iphone. This app contains information about commencement that guests can access for questions during the day of the ceremony. For iphone users, just search Miami University. If you are on your ipad, go to the iphone app section and from there search Miami University. Currently, this app is not available for Androids.
No, tickets are not required for any of the ceremonies.
Yes, but only from your seat. To prevent disruptions and distractions to others, you are prohibited from standing on the main arena or stadium floor during the ceremony. Several photo options will be available for purchase from GradImages. They will send you a separate mailing with ordering and price information.
Yes, a la carte and buffet-style meals are available at Shriver Center and several campus dining halls. Some meal options require advance reservations and a deposit.
A limited number of overnight guest accommodations in university residence halls are available for the Saturday night of Spring Commencement Weekend in May, but you must make reservations in advance. (More information will be available at a later date.) Check-in time begins at noon on Saturday; check-out time is 1:30 p.m., Sunday.
Yes, handicapped parking is available with a state-issued disability placard only. Yager Stadium and Millett Assembly Hall are wheelchair accessible, and attendants will be available to direct you to your seating. One companion will be permitted to sit with the wheelchair user. American Sign Language interpreters and Real-Time captioning will be provided for deaf/HOH visitors. Assistive listening devices are also available. If you have any questions regarding disability services, contact the Office of Disability Services at 513-529-1541.
First aid stations will be available during the ceremony. At Yager Stadium, EMTs will be on-site. In Millett Hall, a first-aid station is located on the southwest concourse. Campus police will be available to assist in any emergency. If needed, Oxford's McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital is just blocks away.
Unless the weather is severe, the commencement ceremony will still occur. Candidates and their guests are advised to dress appropriately.
If severe weather occurs (tornados, severe thunderstorms, etc.), the university ceremony may be shortened or canceled. Any such decision will be announced on WMUB 88.5 FM and on this website by noon.