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School/College Receptions

Upcoming Fall 2022 receptions will be listed on this page. Check back soon!

Past Spring 2022 commencement receptions are listed below:

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Other Celebrations

Graduating Legacy Reception: The Division of Alumni Relations celebrates graduating students and their families at our annual Graduating Legacy Reception. At this special ceremony, legacy parent(s)/grandparent(s) will have the opportunity to present their graduating legacy with an official UM legacy stole to wear during commencement. RSVP here to the May 2022 reception. For additional information, or if you have any questions, please email

Senior Mwambo Ceremony: The Senior Mwambo Ceremony is an African rite of passage ceremony that marks the transition of black graduates from their lives at the University of Miami to advanced education and professional careers. For more information, please visit the Senior Mwambo webpage on the Multicultural Student Affairs website or contact them at

Lavender Celebration and Recognition Ceremony: The Lavender Celebration and Recognition Ceremony is an annual ceremony conducted at universities to honor LGBTQIA+ students and acknowledge their academic achievements, accomplishments, and contributions ​to the UM community. For more information, please visit the Lavendar Celebration and Recognition Ceremony webpage on the LGBTQ Student Center website or contact them at