Miami University Fall 2020 Commencement – Virtual
December 11, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
The Miami University Fall Commencement ceremony was a virtual celebration of our December 2020 graduates, our January 2021 graduates, and the entire Miami Class of 2020. We welcomed all 2020 graduates to tune in to this special ceremony.
Held Friday, December 11, 2020, 3:00 p.m. - Virtual
With mass gathering restrictions still in place and as we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our campus communities, our December Commencement Ceremony was held virtually. Please know that we too are extremely disappointed that we could not welcome our students, families, friends and alumni to gather together on our campuses at this time.
As many of our Spring 2020 graduates had hoped to return in September to be individually recognized, the December virtual ceremony recognized all of our 2020 graduates – all 2020 graduates’ names and honors were shown during this ceremony.
Different from the virtual program, a printed Fall 2020 Commencement Program will include the names, w/honors, of December, 2020 and January, 2021 degree candidates who apply to graduate by Friday, December 11, 2020. One program will be mailed to each graduate at approximately the same time diplomas are mailed, and to the same address. Names, w/honors, of those who apply to graduate on Saturday, December 12, 2020 or after will be printed in the Spring 2021 Commencement Program.
Additional copies of the printed Fall 2020 Commencement Program can be requested after December 11, 2020.
University and Latin Honors - Cords and Medallions
The University will be mailing University and Latin Honors Cords and/or Medallions to December and January degree candidates whose academic record reflects such achievement, beginning the week of November 16, 2020. We know these are important representations of academic accomplishment and are working to get them to graduates as quickly as possible. We thank you for your patience.
Diplomas and Diploma Covers
December 2020 graduates will be mailed their diploma(s) INSIDE the traditional Miami University diploma cover. Graduates must complete the Mailing Confirmation Form to ensure their diploma(s) and cover(s) are mailed to the correct address. If a student has already completed it, they can complete it again at any time to update the address before their conferral date.
About four to six weeks after the graduation ceremony, once grades have been finalized and degree completion has been confirmed, your diploma(s) will be mailed to the address provided through the ceremony attendance form. If the form was not completed, the diploma will be mailed to your home mailing address on file with the university.
Students having their diploma mailed to an international address will be contacted by the Registrar Office prior to graduation to verify their address and to obtain a phone number they may be reached at in case of problems with delivery.
"Conferral date" refers to the date the university uses to award degrees each term. For December 2020 graduates the conferral date (and therefore the date printed on the diploma) is December 11, 2020; and for January 2021 graduates, the date is January 23, 2021.
Pomp and Circumstance
Sir Edward Elgar
Vocalist – Leah Schwan, ’21, Choral/Music Education
Pianist – David Cleavinger, ’21, Piano Performance
Gregory P. Crawford
22nd President of Miami University
Message to the Class of 2020
President of Associated Student Government
Introduction of the Keynote Speaker
Renate J. Crawford
University Ambassador and Professor of Physics
Benjamin Harrison Medallion Award Winner
Timothy D. Melley
Professor and Director of the Humanities Center
Message from the Provost and Academic Deans
Jason Osborne, Provost of Miami University
Michael Crowder, Dean of the Graduate School
Cathy Bishop-Clark, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science
Elizabeth Mullenix, Dean of the College of Creative Arts
Beena Sukumaran, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing
Jenny Darroch, Dean of the Farmer School of Business
Michael Dantley, Dean of the College of Education, Health and Society
Christopher Makaroff, Dean of the College of Arts and Science
Conferral of Degrees
President Gregory P. Crawford
Miami University Men’s Glee Club
Jeremy D. Jones, Director
The Miami University 2020 Graduates
- Associate Degrees [PDF]
- Certificates [PDF]
- College of Arts and Science [PDF]
- College of Creative Arts [PDF]
- College of Engineering and Computing [PDF]
- College of Education, Health, and Society [PDF]
- College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science [PDF]
- Farmer School of Business [PDF]
- Graduate School [PDF]
- ROTC [PDF]