Spring 2021

182nd Spring Commencement

May 14, 15 & 16, 2021

Watch on YouTube

Miami University is pleased to announce our intention to host our Spring 2021 Commencement as multiple, divisional, in-person ceremonies, in Yager Stadium on the Oxford campus, the weekend of May 14–16, 2021. At this time we expect to accommodate up to six (6) guests per graduate. This will be a ticketed event with those details provided to each degree candidate in the coming weeks. Ceremonies will be live-streamed for viewing by those unable to attend in person.

Each Divisional Ceremony will incorporate remarks from President Crawford and our 2021 Commencement Speaker Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins. As is typical of all divisional ceremonies, degree candidates in attendance will have the opportunity to hear their name announced, walk across the stage, receive a diploma cover, and be photographed.

We are working closely with the Butler County Health District to ensure proper distancing and health/safety strategies are in place to help minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission. All participants, graduates, guests, and staff will be required to wear a facemask and maintain social distancing during the events.

Please check back frequently, as further details will be posted as they become available.

Ceremony Live Streaming

Each ceremony will be live-streamed from Miami University's YouTube account. You will access the YouTube May 2021 Commencements playlist and then find the divisional ceremony that you want to watch. You can share this link with friends and family that want to tune in.

We also invite you to watch this recorded address from the student body president of the Associated Student Government, Jannie Kamara.

Class of 2020

Thursday, May 13

  • 7:00 pm | In-Person Commencement

View Details and Program

Class of 2021 Schedule of Ceremonies

Saturday, May 15

Sunday, May 16

  • 8:00 am | College of Education, Health and Society

  • 1:30 pm | Farmer School of Business (majors announced)

  • 7:00 pm | Farmer School of Business (majors announced)

Academic Attire

Graduates are required to wear academic attire to their graduation ceremony. Caps, gowns, tassels 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.

Visit the Brick & Ivy Campus Store to order or pick up items during regular store hours, Monday through Saturday.

GradFest 2021

March 29-April 10: 25% off Caps, Gowns, Tassels, and Diploma Frames

University and Latin Honors

Students whose academic record the semester prior to their last semester qualifies them for University Honors and/or Latin Honors may wear these awards as part of their graduation regalia. Students qualifying for Latin Honors may wear a red and white Latin Honor cord; students completing the University Honors program may wear their Honors Medallion, and students graduating from the Honors Program with Distinction may wear the gold University Honors cord.

Read More Details

 

Commencement Packages by Miami Catering

Miami Catering is happy to bring back our annual GradtoGo buffet options for commencement weekend. Order for delivery or pick up your complete meal package today!

Housing/Residence Hall Accommodations

Due to COVID-19 pandemic health and safety protocols, unfortunately, overnight guest accommodations in university residence halls will not be available.

RVs

RV parking is available upon request for Commencement Weekend. The 18 spaces in the West Millett Lot ($100 per RV for up to 2 nights, includes electrical hook-up) have now been reserved and waitlisted. There is availability in the Ditmer Lot (no charge, no electrical hook-up available). Complete Reservation Form to reserve a space. Confirmation of all reservations will be provided.

​All students who have applied to graduate (attend a May 20201 graduation ceremony) have received their email about how to secure their guest tickets for their ceremony(s). Using the information provided in the email, students can begin to secure guest tickets on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST, not before. Graduates may order/secure tickets personally or forward the ordering information to someone else who will place the order for them (family member or other). Whoever places the order is the 'ticketed party' and will receive the six electronic tickets, which can then be provided to each guest who will attend. There is no charge for guest tickets. NOTE: Children two (2) and under may attend without a ticket provided they will not require their own seat and they remain within their group's seating pod at all times. All other attendees must have a ticket, including those who will require accessible seating.

View Instructions to Transfer Guest Tickets to your Guests

Accessibility accommodations will be made the day of the event, prior to each ceremony. Accessible seating can be secured for attendees needing accommodation along with one (1) companion. Individuals (along with one companion) needing accessible seating should proceed to the Guest Services booth on the west side of Yager Stadium for assistance and direction to a seat location. Due to capacity and distancing needs, all other members of the party should plan to sit in their original ticketed location.  Graduates should secure their pod of 6 guest tickets, and Guest Services will be able to assist those needing accommodation on site that day. All commencement venues are wheelchair accessible. Upon request, wheelchairs are available for transportation to and from seating areas. Guests sitting in the accessible seating area are permitted one companion to accompany them in the accessible seating area.

Students are seated on the field on the East or West side according to the following for each ceremony:

Class of 2020 In-Person Ceremony, Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM

West: The Graduate School, CAS, and CCA

East: FSB, EHS, CEC, and CLAAS

College of Creative Arts, Friday, May 14, 2021 at 1:30 PM

West: Architecture (ARCH) & Interior Design (ID); Art; Theatre

East: Music; Emerging Technology in Business + Design (ETBD)

College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science (Miami Regionals), Friday, May 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM

West - last names starting with A-L

East  - last names starting with M-Z

College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 8:00 AM

East: All Masters Degree Graduates; Undergraduate General Engineering ; Undergraduate Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering (CPB); Undergraduate Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MME)

West: Undergraduate Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSE); Undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

College of Arts and Science (CAS) Ceremony 1 & 2, Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 1:30 and 7:00 PM

East: Last names starting with A-J

West: Last names starting with K-Z

College of Education, Health and Society (EHS), Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 8:00 AM

West: Last names starting with A-K

East: Last names starting with L-Z

Farmer School of Business (FSB) Ceremony 1, Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 1:30 PM

West: Undergraduate Degree in Finance

East: Graduate Degrees in Business Administration (MBA), Economics, and Management (MSiM); Undergraduate Degrees in Economics, Entrepreneurship, Human Capital Management and Leadership, Interdisciplinary Business Management, and Supply Chain and Operations Management

Farmer School of Business (FSB) Ceremony 2, Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM

West: Undergraduate Degree in Marketing

East: Graduate Degrees in Accountancy (MAcc) and Business Analytics (MSBA); Undergraduate Degrees in Accountancy, Business Analytics, and Information Systems and Analytics

Miami University is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable commencement experience. If disability-related accommodations are needed to facilitate full participation, please contact the Miller Center by phone at 513-529-1541, TTY-TDD: 7-1-1 or SDS@MiamiOH.edu.

Accessible Parking & Seating

Accessible parking will be available in each of the parking lots designated for event parking near Yager Stadium for all ceremonies. A valid state-issued disability placard is required to park in accessible parking spaces. Accessible shuttle buses will be in operation from each of the parking lots designated for event parking to assist guests to and from the designated drop-off areas at the northwest entrance of Yager Stadium. Please observe the directions on signs approaching event parking areas as guests will be directed to the next available parking location as they fill. All commencement venues are wheelchair accessible. Upon request, wheelchairs are available for transportation to and from seating areas. Guest sitting in the accessible seating area are permitted one companion to accompany them in the accessible seating area.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Access

American Sign Language interpreters and Real-Time captioning will be provided. Live captioning for each ceremony can be accessed on a mobile device at:

Thank you for your continued patience as we plan for these ceremonies and provide further information as it is available.

  • Commencement—General
    513-529-3612 (Office of the President, squanckm@MiamiOH.edu)
  • Commencement—Ticketing
    513-529-2345 (Office of the President, tsireldl@MiamiOH.edu)
  • Academic Attire/Grad Item Purchases
    513-529-2600 (Miami University Brick & Ivy Store, shop@MiamiOH.edu)
  • Diplomas, Transcripts and Eligibility
    513-529-0001 (One Stop, onestop@MiamiOH.edu)
  • Student Disability Services
    513-529-1541 (The J. Scott and Susan MacDonald Miller Center for Student Disability Services, sds@MiamiOH.edu)

Academic Attire & Honors

Academic Attire

Graduates are required to wear academic attire to their graduation ceremony. Caps, gowns, tassels 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.

Visit the Brick & Ivy Campus Store to order or pick up items during regular store hours, Monday through Saturday.

GradFest 2021

March 29-April 10: 25% off Caps, Gowns, Tassels, and Diploma Frames

University and Latin Honors

Students whose academic record the semester prior to their last semester qualifies them for University Honors and/or Latin Honors may wear these awards as part of their graduation regalia. Students qualifying for Latin Honors may wear a red and white Latin Honor cord; students completing the University Honors program may wear their Honors Medallion, and students graduating from the Honors Program with Distinction may wear the gold University Honors cord.

Read More Details

Dining, Housing, & RVs

 

Commencement Packages by Miami Catering

Miami Catering is happy to bring back our annual GradtoGo buffet options for commencement weekend. Order for delivery or pick up your complete meal package today!

Housing/Residence Hall Accommodations

Due to COVID-19 pandemic health and safety protocols, unfortunately, overnight guest accommodations in university residence halls will not be available.

RVs

RV parking is available upon request for Commencement Weekend. The 18 spaces in the West Millett Lot ($100 per RV for up to 2 nights, includes electrical hook-up) have now been reserved and waitlisted. There is availability in the Ditmer Lot (no charge, no electrical hook-up available). Complete Reservation Form to reserve a space. Confirmation of all reservations will be provided.

Guest Ticketing

​All students who have applied to graduate (attend a May 20201 graduation ceremony) have received their email about how to secure their guest tickets for their ceremony(s). Using the information provided in the email, students can begin to secure guest tickets on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST, not before. Graduates may order/secure tickets personally or forward the ordering information to someone else who will place the order for them (family member or other). Whoever places the order is the 'ticketed party' and will receive the six electronic tickets, which can then be provided to each guest who will attend. There is no charge for guest tickets. NOTE: Children two (2) and under may attend without a ticket provided they will not require their own seat and they remain within their group's seating pod at all times. All other attendees must have a ticket, including those who will require accessible seating.

View Instructions to Transfer Guest Tickets to your Guests

Accessibility accommodations will be made the day of the event, prior to each ceremony. Accessible seating can be secured for attendees needing accommodation along with one (1) companion. Individuals (along with one companion) needing accessible seating should proceed to the Guest Services booth on the west side of Yager Stadium for assistance and direction to a seat location. Due to capacity and distancing needs, all other members of the party should plan to sit in their original ticketed location.  Graduates should secure their pod of 6 guest tickets, and Guest Services will be able to assist those needing accommodation on site that day. All commencement venues are wheelchair accessible. Upon request, wheelchairs are available for transportation to and from seating areas. Guests sitting in the accessible seating area are permitted one companion to accompany them in the accessible seating area.

Students are seated on the field on the East or West side according to the following for each ceremony:

Class of 2020 In-Person Ceremony, Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM

West: The Graduate School, CAS, and CCA

East: FSB, EHS, CEC, and CLAAS

College of Creative Arts, Friday, May 14, 2021 at 1:30 PM

West: Architecture (ARCH) & Interior Design (ID); Art; Theatre

East: Music; Emerging Technology in Business + Design (ETBD)

College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science (Miami Regionals), Friday, May 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM

West - last names starting with A-L

East  - last names starting with M-Z

College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 8:00 AM

East: All Masters Degree Graduates; Undergraduate General Engineering ; Undergraduate Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering (CPB); Undergraduate Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MME)

West: Undergraduate Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSE); Undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

College of Arts and Science (CAS) Ceremony 1 & 2, Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 1:30 and 7:00 PM

East: Last names starting with A-J

West: Last names starting with K-Z

College of Education, Health and Society (EHS), Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 8:00 AM

West: Last names starting with A-K

East: Last names starting with L-Z

Farmer School of Business (FSB) Ceremony 1, Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 1:30 PM

West: Undergraduate Degree in Finance

East: Graduate Degrees in Business Administration (MBA), Economics, and Management (MSiM); Undergraduate Degrees in Economics, Entrepreneurship, Human Capital Management and Leadership, Interdisciplinary Business Management, and Supply Chain and Operations Management

Farmer School of Business (FSB) Ceremony 2, Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM

West: Undergraduate Degree in Marketing

East: Graduate Degrees in Accountancy (MAcc) and Business Analytics (MSBA); Undergraduate Degrees in Accountancy, Business Analytics, and Information Systems and Analytics

Accessibility

Miami University is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable commencement experience. If disability-related accommodations are needed to facilitate full participation, please contact the Miller Center by phone at 513-529-1541, TTY-TDD: 7-1-1 or SDS@MiamiOH.edu.

Accessible Parking & Seating

Accessible parking will be available in each of the parking lots designated for event parking near Yager Stadium for all ceremonies. A valid state-issued disability placard is required to park in accessible parking spaces. Accessible shuttle buses will be in operation from each of the parking lots designated for event parking to assist guests to and from the designated drop-off areas at the northwest entrance of Yager Stadium. Please observe the directions on signs approaching event parking areas as guests will be directed to the next available parking location as they fill. All commencement venues are wheelchair accessible. Upon request, wheelchairs are available for transportation to and from seating areas. Guest sitting in the accessible seating area are permitted one companion to accompany them in the accessible seating area.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Access

American Sign Language interpreters and Real-Time captioning will be provided. Live captioning for each ceremony can be accessed on a mobile device at:

Attendance Protocols

Contact us

Thank you for your continued patience as we plan for these ceremonies and provide further information as it is available.

  • Commencement—General
    513-529-3612 (Office of the President, squanckm@MiamiOH.edu)
  • Commencement—Ticketing
    513-529-2345 (Office of the President, tsireldl@MiamiOH.edu)
  • Academic Attire/Grad Item Purchases
    513-529-2600 (Miami University Brick & Ivy Store, shop@MiamiOH.edu)
  • Diplomas, Transcripts and Eligibility
    513-529-0001 (One Stop, onestop@MiamiOH.edu)
  • Student Disability Services
    513-529-1541 (The J. Scott and Susan MacDonald Miller Center for Student Disability Services, sds@MiamiOH.edu)