Student and Guest Information

Student Information for 2021 Undergrad and Graduate Degree Candidates

  • To assure receipt of your diploma and adequate seating, all degree candidates MUST complete the online ceremony attendance form. Whether or not you plan to attend the ceremonies, the form must be completed no later than Friday, May 7
  • On the day of the ceremony, arrive at Yager Stadium no later than 7:30 am. 
    • More details to follow for where to pick up your name card 
  • Students must be dressed in the university-approved cap and gown.  (Note: The tassel goes on the RIGHT side of your mortarboard and you'll move to the LEFT when the Dean confers your degree during the ceremony.  Business casual attire under your gowns.  NOTE:  You will be walking on the stadium field so high heels may not be a good choice this year.
  • All bags will be checked upon entering the Stadium. Please plan to leave all non-essential items in your locked vehicle.  Click here for prohibited items and info.
  • Tickets are required this year.  Six (6) tickets per graduate for guests and these tickets will be for specific seats in the Yager stands.  Students do not need a ticket.

Guest Information  (Tickets and Masks are required)

  • Guests may arrive no earlier than 7am, entering the WEST MILLETT entrance off of Scyamore Street.  Guests may not park at Yager Stadium.
  • Guests with handicap placards will be directed to alternate parking areas (East Millett, ROTC, select rows in West Lot).
  • Accessible shuttles will be running continuously from the parking areas to Yager.
  • All bags will be checked upon entering the Stadium. Leave all non-essential items in your locked vehicle.
  • Tickets are required.  Six tickets per graduate and are not transferable. Tickets will be sent electronically to your student and they will distribute to family members electronically.

Directions to Yager Stadium (Parking at Millett Hall)

From the North: I-75 south to I-70 west to SR 127 south (Exit 10, Eaton/ Hueston Woods); Turn left off of exit ramp. Follow SR127 through Eaton and Camden to State Route 73; Turn right and follow SR 73 to Oxford. Take a Right on Patterson Avenue Follow Patterson until you get to High Street. Take a left on High Street. Take a Right on Tallawanda. When you come to Tallawanda and Sycamore, take a left onto Sycamore and follow the parking signs that correspond to your parking credentials. General parking will be on the right off of Weeb Ewbank Dr.

From the South: I-75 north to I-275 north (Take the airport exit which goes off to the left); Follow signs for Indianapolis/Cincinnati (I- 275 splits and becomes I-74/Indianapolis and I-275/Cincinnati-Dayton); Follow I-275 east towards Dayton, take the Colerain Avenue exit(Exit 33) and turn left. This is Colerain Ave/ SR 27 north, this will take you into Oxford. Follow 27 until you get to High Street. Take a left on High Street. Take a Right on Tallawanda. When you come to Tallawanda and Sycamore, take a left onto Sycamore and follow the parking signs that correspond to your parking credentials. General parking will be on the right off of Weeb Ewbank Dr.

From I-70 going East: Take the SR 27 south exit in Richmond, Indiana; Proceed through Richmond and Liberty, Indiana and into Oxford Follow 27/College Corner Pike until you get to the intersection of College Corner Pike and Locust Avenue. Take a left onto Locust Avenue. Take a right onto Sycamore. Follow Sycamore to Weeb Ewbank Dr., and then make a left into the West Millett Parking lot. General parking will be on the left off of Weeb Ewbank Dr.

From I-70 going West: Continue west to SR 127 south (Exit 10, Eaton/Hueston Woods); Follow SR 127 through Eaton and Camden to State Route 73; Turn right and follow SR 73 to Oxford. Take a Right on Patterson Avenue and follow until you get to High Street. Take a left on High Street. Take a Right on Tallawanda. When you come to Tallawanda and Sycamore, take a left onto Sycamore and follow the parking signs that correspond to your parking credentials. General parking will be on the right off of Weeb Ewbank Dr.

Disability Services

Accessible parking is available with your state-issued disability placard only. Users will be available to assist you to the designated seating area. American Sign Language interpreters will be on the platform during the ceremony and captioning visible on large monitors. If you have further questions regarding disability accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Resources at (513) 529-1541 (V/TTY). 

After the Ceremony 

We must ask all graduates and guests leave Yager Stadium immediately following the ceremony. The stadium must be sanitized before the next division ceremony.

No University-wide Commencement Ceremony this year.  

FAQs

Is there a limit to how many people I can invite?

Yes, For 2021 only six (6) guests per student can be invited and tickets are not transferable. Tickets will indicate specific seats in the stands. 

Do my guests need to RSVP for the ceremony?

No.

Are tickets required for the ceremony?

Yes. Tickets will be sent electronically to students and they will distribute to family/guests electronically.

Is academic attire required to participate in the ceremony?

Yes.

Are there any policies regarding decorating graduation caps?

Many students enjoy decorating their caps and this is perfectly acceptable. Naturally, we would expect that anything you put on your cap would be appropriate and make Miami and your family proud

Will concessions be available?

No, not this year.

No reception can be held this year. 

 

I'm not graduating until December 2021.  Can I still walk in the spring ceremony?

Yes, but you must send an email to Lisa.Farthing@miamioh.edu with your intention to walk in the  CEC ceremony. If you have questions, contact Lisa Farthing at Lisa.Farthing@MiamiOH.edu or 529-4552.

How can I secure my personal items during the ceremony?

It is important that you do not take purses, bags or other personal items with you into the arena for the ceremony. The ceremony process often requires participants to be seated in a different area/seat after they receive their diploma. This means that personal belongings left at your original seat will be irretrievable until AFTER the ceremony. 

Questions?

Contact Lisa Farthing at 513-529-4552 or send an email to Lisa.Farthing@MiamiOH.edu