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

Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony

The Graduate Degree Ceremony for Spring doctoral and master's degree candidates from the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy (the Graduate School), the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, the Miller School of Medicine, and the School of Nursing and Health Studies is scheduled for:

Thursday, May 13, 2021
10:00 a.m.
Hard Rock Stadium

 

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

Thursday, May 13, 2021
3:00 p.m.
Hard Rock Stadium

 

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 will not be hosing a hooding rehearsal for Spring 2021 Commencement.

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 2021 Commencement Student Speaker open on March 1, 2021, and will close on March 26, 2021. 

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 2021 semester
  4. Apply to graduate by the March 16, 2021 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 2, 2021. 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 Laura Lopez, Programs Manager at the Graduate School, at lauralopez@miami.edu or 305-284-4154.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED