Members of the 2017-2018 Miami graduates report high employment results.
Members of the 2017-2018 Miami graduates report high employment results.

Nearly 4,500 graduates face a promising outlook; Last year's grads report job and grad school successes

Jeff Pegues, CBS News correspondent to give commencement address

Miami University celebrates its 2019 graduates during its 180th commencement ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Yager Stadium. Three-time Emmy Award winner and CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues (Miami ’92) will give the commencement address.


Jeff Pegues

Pegues has nearly three decades of reporting experience covering stories of national and international importance — most recently as the chief justice and homeland security correspondent for CBS. He was part of the CBS News team that earned the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2017 for overall excellence as well as for continuing coverage, investigative reporting and other categories.

Degrees to be awarded

President Gregory Crawford presides over the ceremony. Degrees to be awarded include 105 certificates, 92 associates, 3,904 bachelor’s, 381 master’s and 16 doctorates, for a total of 4,498.

High employment results

The class of 2019 has a promising outlook based on survey results of 2017-2018 Miami graduates who report high employment results.

Success rates include all students who are employed (including military), re-enrolling in school, or engaged in volunteer/service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, VISTA).

  • Oxford bachelor’s: 95.8% success rate.
  • Regional bachelor’s: 95.7% success rate.
  • Master’s degree recipients: 98.2% success rate.
  • Doctoral degree recipients: 97.7% success rate.

Details of the ceremony

Information on bag checks, parking and more can be found online at Commencement is held rain or shine at Yager Stadium. Information on the status of the ceremony in case of severe weather can be found at or at 88.5 FM and 91.7 FM.

Divisional ceremonies

University divisions also will hold recognition ceremonies May 18 and 19. Ceremonies and speakers are:

Saturday, May 18

Sunday, May 19