Miami University Fall 2022 Commencement
December 9, 2022, 3:00 p.m., Millett Hall, Oxford Ohio
The Miami University Fall 2022 Commencement will be held Friday, December 9, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at Millett Hall in Oxford, Ohio. Current planning includes open seating (not a ticketed event) and no guests-per-graduate restriction.
The Ceremony will include remarks from President Crawford and our Fall 2022 Commencement Speaker, Benjamin Harrison Medallion Award winner, Professor of Educational Leadership and Associate Dean of the College of Education, Health and Society, Dr. Denise Taliaferro Baszile. As is customary during this ceremony, all degree candidates will be individually recognized.
More information will be shared as it is available, so please check back frequently.
Details are subject to change.
Ceremony Live Streaming
The ceremony will be live-streamed from Miami University's YouTube account.
Academic Attire and Honors
Graduates are required to wear academic attire to their graduation ceremony. Caps, gowns, tassels, stoles, and other graduation items can be purchased in-person and online at the Brick & Ivy Campus Store. Please allow 3-5 business days for your order to be processed and note that all purchases are final sale; there are no exchanges or returns.
Visit the Brick & Ivy Campus Store to order, purchase, or pick up items during regular store hours.
University and Latin Honors
Students whose academic record the semester prior to their last semester qualifies them for University Honors and/or Latin Honors may wear these awards as part of their graduation regalia. Students qualifying for Latin Honors may wear a red and white Latin Honor cord; students completing the Honors College requirements may wear their Honors Medallion, and students graduating from the Honors College with University Honors with Distinction may wear the gold Distinction cord.
Students graduating with Latin Honors will be notified in November and given instructions at that time about picking up their cords. There is no charge for the cord(s).
Diplomas and Ceremony Attendance
Each degree candidate will receive an email from the Registrar's Office requesting they complete the Diploma Address/Ceremony Attendance Form. Completion of this form ensures the diploma(s) is mailed to the correct address after graduation. To change a diploma mailing address after December 9, 2022, the graduate will need to email commencement@MiamiOH.edu
This form also asks degree candidates to select "I WILL" or "I WILL NOT" attend - to indicate their expected ceremony attendance. This greatly assists the university in planning for a commencement.
Even if not planning to attend commencement, the form must be completed.
Miami University now offers Certified Electronic Diplomas (CeDiploma).
Arrival, Parking, Departure
Graduates and guests can enter the venue 90 minutes prior to the ceremony start time. Graduates should plan to arrive no later than 2:15 pm with cap and gown - to find their line-up location (there will be signage for each division) and check-in. Marshals will begin lining up the graduates at approximately 2:30 pm.
Parking is available in the West Millett parking lot and surrounding lots. Please observe the directions provided on signs as you approach the venue. Officers will direct guests to the closest parking available.
Miami University is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable commencement experience. If disability-related accommodations are needed to facilitate full participation, please contact the Miller Center by phone at 513-529-1541, TTY-TDD: 7-1-1 or SDS@MiamiOH.edu.
Millett Hall Accessibility
Accessible parking is available in the West Millett Lot. A valid state-issued disability placard is required to park in accessible parking spaces. An accessible drop-off location is also available on the North side of Millet.
Accessible seating is available on the court level (in front of sections 5 and 6) and around the upper level. Both accessible seating areas are accessible by elevator on the northeast side of the building. Please connect with an usher upon arrival and they will be able to assist you. Guests sitting in the accessible seating area are permitted one companion to accompany them in the accessible seating area.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access
American Sign Language interpreters and live captioning will be provided. Interpreters are best viewed from section 5. Live captioning can be viewed on the Jumbotron or accessed on a personal mobile device at: MiamiOH.edu/CommencementCaptions
Food and Campus Services
The Marcum Hotel and Conference Center is proud to offer space for a private Commencement Celebration either before or after the ceremony. Likewise, catering to various Oxford locations can be reserved as well. Call 513-529-3591 to inquire.
All items and persons entering Millett Assembly Hall are subject to security screening and inspection.
Guests should expect a visual inspection of person, parcels, bags, and clothing capable of concealing prohibited items. Guests may refuse inspections but we reserve the right to refuse entry. Please plan to leave all non-essential items in your locked vehicle and arrive early.
Changes in national, regional, and campus security levels may affect security procedures.
As a general rule, any items that obstruct the view of other guests or that can be used as projectiles, that interfere with the comfort of other guests, or that are deemed inappropriate/hazardous by security are prohibited.
The following items are not permitted:
- Alcohol and/or Illegal Drugs
- Clothing with Profane, Inappropriate, or Abusive Language
- Noise Making devices
- Confetti, Streamers, Glitter, Balloons
- Mace or similar substances
- Signs, sticks, or poles
- Weapons of any type
The following items are permitted in the stadium or arena for the ceremonies:
- Service Animals
- Video recorders
- Seat cushions
- "Umbrella"-type strollers
Thank you for your continued patience as we plan for these ceremonies and provide further information as it is available.
513-529-3612 (Office of the President, squanckm@MiamiOH.edu)
- Academic Attire/Grad Item Purchases
513-529-2600 (Miami University Brick & Ivy Store, shop@MiamiOH.edu)
- Diplomas, Transcripts, and Eligibility
513-529-0001 (One Stop, onestop@MiamiOH.edu)
- Student Disability Services
513-529-1541 (The J. Scott and Susan MacDonald Miller Center for Student Disability Services, sds@MiamiOH.edu)