Fall 2020

Miami University Virtual Fall Commencement 2020

December 11, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

The Miami University Fall Commencement ceremony will be a virtual celebration of our December 2020 graduates, our January 2021 graduates, and the entire Miami Class of 2020. We welcome all 2020 graduates to tune in to this special ceremony.

Individual Recognition | Ceremony and Virtual Program

All May 2020 graduates and all degree candidates who apply to graduate in December 2020 and January 2021, by Thursday, November 12, 2020, will be individually recognized during the December 11, 2020 virtual ceremony and appear in a Virtual Program. An exception is made for doctoral students, who can apply to be recognized during the Spring 2021 ceremony.

Names, w/honors as appropriate, will be displayed during this ceremony and can be downloaded at Commencement, prior to and after this ceremony. The Virtual Program will not be printed and distributed.

No photo submissions or other personally created content is requested. Regrettably, graduates’ names will not be called ‘out loud’ but will appear as part of the virtual ceremony.

Printed Program

Different from the virtual program, a printed Fall 2020 Commencement Program will include the names, w/honors, of December, 2020 and January, 2021 degree candidates who apply to graduate by Friday, December 11, 2020. One program will be mailed to each graduate at approximately the same time diplomas are mailed, and to the same address. Names, w/honors, of those who apply to graduate on Saturday, December 12, 2020 or after will be printed in the Spring 2021 Commencement Program.

Additional copies of the printed Fall 2020 Commencement Program can be requested after December 11, 2020.


Caps and Gowns and other graduation items can be purchased in-person and online at the Brick & Ivy Campus Store. Please allow 5-7 Business Days for your order to be processed and note that all purchases are final sale; there are no exchanges or returns.

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University and Latin Honors - Cords and Medallions

The University will be mailing University and Latin Honors Cords and/or Medallions to December and January degree candidates whose academic record reflects such achievement, beginning the week of November 16, 2020. We know these are important representations of academic accomplishment and are working to get them to graduates as quickly as possible. We thank you for your patience.

Diplomas and Diploma Covers

December 2020 graduates will be mailed their diploma(s) INSIDE the traditional Miami University diploma cover. Graduates must complete the Mailing Confirmation Form to ensure their diploma(s) and cover(s) are mailed to the correct address. If a student has already completed it, they can complete it again at any time to update the address before their conferral date.

About four to six weeks after the graduation ceremony, once grades have been finalized and degree completion has been confirmed, your diploma(s) will be mailed to the address provided through the ceremony attendance form. If the form was not completed, the diploma will be mailed to your home mailing address on file with the university.

Students having their diploma mailed to an international address will be contacted by the Registrar Office prior to graduation to verify their address and to obtain a phone number they may be reached at in case of problems with delivery.

"Conferral date" refers to the date the university uses to award degrees each term. For December 2020 graduates the conferral date (and therefore the date printed on the diploma) is December 11, 2020; and for January 2021 graduates, the date is January 23, 2021.

Disability-Related Accommodations

Miami University is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable virtual commencement experience. If you anticipate that disability-related accommodations will be needed to enable full participation, please contact the Miller Center by phone at 513-529-1541, TTY-TDD: 7-1-1 or SDS@MiamiOH.edu. Closed captions will be provided for virtual ceremony(s).

More Questions?

Please direct your questions to the offices below:

  • Miami University Commencement
    513-529-3612 (Office of the President, Kathleen Squance, squanckm@MiamiOH.edu)
  • Cap/Gown Purchases
    513-529-2600 (Miami University Brick & Ivy Store, shop@MiamiOH.edu)
  • Diplomas & Transcripts
    513-529-0001 (One Stop, onestop@MiamiOH.edu)
  • Miami University Alumni Association
    513-529-5957 (Alumni Association, alumni@MiamiOH.edu)
  • Student Disability Services
    513-529-1541 (The J. Scott and Susan MacDonald Miller Center for Student Disability Services, sds@MiamiOH.edu)