CAS Recognition Ceremony 2020

Congratulations to Our Graduating Seniors and Their Families!

Dear family and friends, please join us for the following:

College of Arts & Science Recognition Ceremony
Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 4 pm
Millett Assembly Hall
500 E. Sycamore St., Oxford, OH 45056

The CAS Recognition Ceremony is a smaller event designed to complement the university ceremony. Graduates will have their names read individually as they walk across the stage to receive their diploma covers and to be professionally photographed. Tickets are not required. Note: The University Commencement Ceremony is earlier in the day at Yager Stadium.

Julie Felss Masino (Communication, 1993) will be this year's featured speaker for the College of Arts and Science Recognition Ceremony on May 16. Masino is the President of Taco Bell International, which is a subsidiary of YUM! Brands. Stay tuned for the full press release in the coming weeks.

Students, families, faculty, and staff: CAS would love to share in your Miami memories on social media. Please use #MiamiCASstudent when posting to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook in the coming days leading up to (and including) our May 16 ceremony.


All bags will be checked upon entering the arena. Please plan to leave all non-essential items in your locked vehicle.

Plan to Arrive Early!

Instructions for CAS Undergraduate and Master's Degree Candidates

Please arrive at Millett Hall no later than 3:30 pm if you desire to participate in the recognition ceremony. The procession will line up at 3:45 pm (undergraduates first with  Master's Degree to follow). The program will start promptly at 4 pm.

Master's Degree Candidates: Upon arrival, please check in at the appropriate designated table in the Center Concourse (center/front doors of Millett Hall) to pick up your name card.

Undergraduate Candidates: Upon arrival, please check in at the appropriate designated tables as indicated by your last name A-K West Concourse (nearest parking lot) and L-Z East Concourse (nearest Gross Center) to pick up your name card.

All, please remain in your designated area for line up at 3:45 pm.

Please be dressed appropriately in the university approved cap and gown. (Note: The tassel goes on the LEFT side of your mortarboard. Tassels were moved from the right side to the left at the university ceremony earlier on Saturday).

Instructions for Doctoral Students

To honor students receiving the doctoral degree, the Graduate School will hold a new ceremony in May 2020. The hooding ceremony is a special occasion and students are encouraged to invite their friends and family members to the event. Doctoral candidates who complete their degrees by May 2020 deadlines are invited to participate. The Graduate School Hooding Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The event will begin at 1 pm in Shideler Hall, Room 152. A reception in honor of our students will immediately follow the ceremony.

Doctoral students will no longer be hooded during main graduation. They will be recognized during the May main graduation ceremony if they choose to attend. To be hooded by their adviser(s), students may choose to attend the Graduate School Hooding Ceremony in Shideler Hall.

Instructions for Family and Friends

All university parking lots and parking garages will be open to the public at no charge during commencement weekend, including Millett Assembly Hall, Ditmer, and Cook Field lots. On both Saturday and Sunday, we strongly recommend that you use our BCRTA shuttle service from the Ditmer and Cook Field lots to avoid traffic congestion. Parking and shuttle maps will be made available at a later date.

Handicapped parking will be available on campus with your state-issued placard only. Accommodations for those who are deaf or hearing impaired will be provided in the form of American Sign Language interpreters.

Closed captioning can be viewed on a mobile device by visiting the web address in the printed program that is provided to you. If you have questions regarding disability services, please contact the Office of Disability Resources at 513-529-1541 (V/TTY).


Please direct all inquiries to or by calling 513-529-1234.