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Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremonies

The Graduate Commencement Ceremony for Doctorate and Master's degree candidates from the schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miller School of Medicine (except M.D. degrees), and Nursing and Health Studies is scheduled for:
Thursday, May 9, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Watsco Center
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The Graduate Commencement Ceremony for Doctorate and Master's degree candidates from the schools of Architecture, Business, Communication, Education and Human Development, and Music is scheduled for:
Thursday, May 9, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Watsco Center

For more information on the Ceremonies, click here to visit the website of the Office of Commencement

Doctoral Hooding Rehearsal and Reception

The Graduate School's hooding rehearsal and reception for doctoral students is scheduled for:

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Hurricane 100 Room
For more information on the hooding process for Doctoral Candidates, click here.

Graduate Student Commencement Speaker Application

Apply to be the student speaker at your graduate commencement ceremony! Applications for the Spring 2019 Commencement Student Speaker open on February 6, 2019, and will close on March 8, 2019. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  2. Currently enrolled Master's or Doctoral student (does not include Law or M.D. students)
  3. Eligible to graduate and scheduled to complete degree requirements in the Spring or Summer 2019 semesters
  4. Apply to graduate by the March 1, 2019 deadline in CaneLink
  5. Must be in good standing with the University

Application Process:

The online application includes:

  1. Current CV/Resume
  2. Video: Record yourself giving your intended commencement speech and include the URL to share the file on box.miami.edu (5 min. max.)
  3. Transcript of proposed speech
  4. Two references from UM faculty or staff

Selection Process:

Finalists will be contacted for interviews by April 1, 2019.  One speaker per each graduate commencement ceremony will be chosen by a selection committee, composed of Graduate School leadership and representatives from the Graduate Student Association. 

For more information about the Graduate Student Commencement Speaker, please contact Dr. Tiffany Plantan, Director of Education at the Graduate School, at t.plantan@miami.edu or 305-284-4154.

APPLY HERE