Ceremony Information

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Ceremony Details

Commencement is a cherished tradition at the University of Miami, and your special day will be here soon. Currently, with continued consultation from public health experts and University leadership, out of an abundance of caution and to comply with physical distancing, all ceremonies will be held outdoors at Hard Rock Stadium.

To maintain physical distancing, graduates will be limited to four guest tickets. Tickets are non-transferable and will assign seating in family pods. No extra tickets will be allotted and graduates may not give their guest tickets to another graduate. For those loved ones unable to attned in person, livestreams of all ceremonies will be available.

Candidates must apply for graduation in CaneLink by the March 16th deadline. The deadline to order cap and gown is also March 16. 

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Ceremony Schedules

The Fall Commencement Ceremony held in December is intended for students completing their degree requirements in the fall semester. The Spring Commencement Ceremonies held in May are intended for students completing their degree requirements during the current spring or upcoming summer semester*. If you are unable to participate in Commencement during the appropriate semester due to other obligations and would like to walk at an earlier or later date, please contact the Office of Commencement directly at commencement@miami.edu or (305) 284-1824 for further instruction and to order your cap and gown.

*Please note there is NO summer commencement ceremony. Summer graduates should walk in the Spring Ceremony in May prior to degree completion, and apply to graduate via CaneLink during the spring semester. 


Commencement vs. Graduation

Commencement is the celebration of your culmination as a University of Miami student. The awarding of degrees and honors to the candidates named in this program is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the appropriate requirements by each candidate. Participating in commencement in no way implies or ensures graduation, or the award of honors. For more information regarding eligibility and degree requirements, contact your academic advisor or the Office of the Registrar at (305) 284-2294 or on their website.