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Frequently Asked Questions

When are the University Commencement ceremonies held?

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.

Where are the University Commencement ceremonies held?

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).

When and where are the Divisional Recognition Ceremonies held?

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.

Saturday
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

Sunday
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

Is there an app I can download with commencement information?

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.

Are tickets required for attendance?

No, tickets are not required for any of the ceremonies.

Can I take photos or shoot video during the ceremony?

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.

Are accommodations and meals available on campus?

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.

Are facilities and services available for disabled visitors?

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.

What happens if a medical emergency arises?

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.

Does the Spring Commencement ceremony proceed as planned during inclement weather?

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.

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