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spring 2020 commencement speaker Kaylah Taylor spring 2020 commencement speaker Kaylah Taylor
Kaylah Taylor, former Graduate Commencement Speaker

Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

The Graduate Degree Ceremonies for Spring doctoral and master's degree candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, Graduate School (M.A./M.P.S. in Environment, Cultural, and Media students only), Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine (non-M.D.), and School of Nursing and Health Studies is scheduled for:

Thursday, May 12, 2022
10:00 a.m.

 

The Graduate Degree Ceremony for Spring doctoral and master's degree candidates from the School of Architecture, Patti and Allan Herbert Business School, School of Communication, School of Education and Human Development, and Phillip and Patricia Frost School Music is scheduled for:

Thursday, May 12, 2022
3:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Graduate Student Commencement Speaker Application

Apply to be the student speaker at your graduate commencement ceremony! Applications for the Spring 2022 Commencement Student Speaker open on March 1, 2022, and will close on March 25, 2022. 

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 2022 semester
  4. Apply to graduate by the March 4, 2022 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. Contact information for two UM faculty or staff who can serve as references (do not submit letters) 

Selection Process:

Finalists will be contacted for interviews by April 1, 2022. A speaker for 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 Yuval Pritz, Senior Programs Manager at the Graduate School, at yuvalpritz@miami.edu or 305-284-4154.

Applications are now closed