Miami University will celebrate the Class of 2022 and its 4,300 graduates during in-person commencement ceremonies at Yager Stadium, May 14, rain or shine.
- The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. and be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person, available through YouTube here.
For the first time since 2019, Miami will host one large commencement ceremony for its graduates. President Gregory Crawford will preside and alumna Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Sharon Bannister will offer the commencement address, discussing her path from Miami University to becoming a two-star general.
Bannister is director of medical operations of the Office of the Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force. She previously served as command surgeon of Air Combat Command.
Logistics and Degrees
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., the ceremony will last approximately 90-120 minutes. Current planning includes open seating (not a ticketed event) and no 'number of guests' restriction.
Divisional ceremonies and other graduate recognition programs occur throughout the weekend. More information can be found on our commencement webpage.
Degrees to be awarded include 105 certificates, 97 associates, 3,630 bachelor’s, 409 master’s and 12 doctorates, for a total of 4,253.
Honorary degrees will be awarded to: Air Force Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Sharon Bannister ‘88; Deena Chisolm '90, director for the Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Mahendra Vora, an American entrepreneur and professional in the informational technology industry; Dwight Merriman ‘90, co-founder and chairman of the board of MongoDB; and Christine Taylor ‘98, president and CEO, Enterprise Holdings Inc.
Read the stories about some of the 2022 graduates and alumni:
- Nursing grad, mother of four, Effe Addae will continue her studies in Miami’s new master’s program.
- Graduating senior Zoe Kelley, a double major in marketing and professional writing from West Chester, donated blood stem cells that saved the life of a 69-year-old person battling leukemia.
- Regionals graduating senior Kira Pierson is already a licensed EMT who created a statewide organization in 2020 that is making a significant impact. Ohio Valley Missing’s work has aided in the location of more than 30 individuals from the Tri-State area.
- Miami graduating senior Caroline Brega secures top analytics fellowship to work with NFL, MLS teams.
- Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Sharon Bannister will talk about her path from Miami University to becoming a two-star general.
- Senior Spotlight series features students who offer advice to incoming students and reflect on what they will miss most about Miami.
- Graduating senior Julia Bohlen named to list of top 2022 architecture and interior design graduates.