Class of 2020

Special Commencement Ceremony

Friday, November 5, 2021
1:30 p.m.
Watsco Center

The Class of 2020 Special Commencement ceremony includes baccalaureate, master, and doctoral candidates (except M.D) from: School of Architecture, College of Arts and Sciences, Miami Herbert Business School, School of Communication, Division of Continuing and International Education, School of Education and Human Development, College of Engineering, School of Law, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miller School of Medicine (non M.D.), Frost School of Music, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and The Graduate School.

All graduates participating in this special commencement ceremony will have their name called as they walk across the stage. All graduates will receive a special gift from the Alumni Association during the ceremony.

Cap and Gown

Cap and gown is required to participate in the ceremony. The deadline to place an order was October 4, 2021. If you missed the deadline and still need cap and gown, there will be extras available on site on the day of the ceremony. Make sure to visit the Herff Jones table upon check-in.


Each graduate will be allotted 4 guest tickets, which can be reserved via the Watsco Center Ticketmaster portal. Please enter your C# when prompted on the website. Tickets are assigned in family pods, therefore, they are non-transferable and no extra tickets are available. The deadline to RSVP and claim tickets is October 22, 2021.

There is no additional RSVP that needs to be completed. Graduates just need to claim tickets via the Ticketmaster site above.

Click here to view a tip sheet on how to claim your guest tickets


The ceremony will be available to watch live via the University livestream account. All graduates and guests who are unable to attend in person are invited to view the livestream.

Alumni Weekend and Homecoming

Whether at the Watsco Center, on the Foote Green, or elsewhere on campus, we hope to see you at Alumni Weekend and Homecoming in November. We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments.

Festival on the Foote Green 5-8pm

Following the commencement celebration, the Alumni Association, together with the Young Alumni Council, invite you to gather with family and friends for the Festival on the Foote Green from 5 to 6 p.m. In addition to a special gathering place for the Class of 2020, we will be shining a light on Ever Brighter: The Campaign for our Next Century. For more information on the Festival, please visit the Alumni Weekend and Homecoming website. Those of you unable to join us at the Watsco Center are welcome to attend.

'Canes Lounge 7-9:30pm

'Canes Lounge is the ideal place to gather and celebrate, with frontrow seats to the fireworks and the boat burning. Space is limited. A portion of each purchase support scholarships.

Fireworks and Boat Burning Ceremony 8:30-9:30pm

All eyes will be on Lake Osceola as 'Canes gather for one of the University's most cherished traditions: the boat burning ceremony and spectacular fireworks show!