Graduate School Events

Throughout the academic year, the Graduate School sponsors special events that occur throughout the fall and spring semesters.

Graduate Research Forum

The Graduate Research Forum allows graduate students from across academic disciplines to share their scholarship in poster and oral presentations, while graduate alumni and faculty evaluate their presentations.  The 10th annual Graduate Research Forum is on November 9, 2018 at the Armstrong Student Center. See the call for papers for more information on participating.

Redhawk Talks

Redhawk Talks is a unique opportunity for graduate students to develop a concise and compelling TED-like talk about their research, passions, or ideas. Twenty graduate students will be selected to engage in a five-part workshop to build, refine and practice their talk. Students will have the opportunity to present their talk at a reception on March 15th, open to all Miami and Oxford community members.

Jazz Reception

The Jazz Reception is a fall semester event sponsored by The Graduate School and the Graduate Students of Color Association. This semi-formal event encourages graduate students of color to network with faculty and staff at the start of the academic year.  These connections increase the students’ academic success and familial community.  Returning graduate students look forward to this event each year! Look for your invitation going out in early fall.

Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition that develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The 3MT supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes in a language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.  The 3M Thesis competition was created by the University of Queensland, Australia. The 2018 final competition was held on March 7, 2018.  Contact the Graduate School for more information at Registration for the 2019 3MT will open on November 9, 2018. 

Hooding Ceremony

To honor students receiving the doctoral degree in August, the Graduate School holds a ceremony celebrating the successful completion of their studies. The hooding ceremony is a special occasion and students are encouraged to invite their friends and family members to the event. Doctoral candidates who complete their degrees in May or August are invited to participate in the Graduate School Hooding Ceremony on Friday, August 17, 2018

The deadline to apply for August graduation is July 6, 2018.  Masters degree candidates may participate in the May commencement ceremony.  

For more information, contact the Graduate School at