|Commencement is a special time for our graduates and guests. The University of Miami is committed to making all Commencement ceremonies and events accessible to those who need special accommodations. All Commencement ceremonies are held in the BankUnited Center. School and College receptions are held at various locations throughout campus.|
DEADLINE TO APPLY TO GRADUATE FOR DECEMBER 2010 HAS ALREADY PASSED:
|ATTENDANCE AND ELIGIBILITY:|
Students who are scheduled to complete their requirements for graduation this December or completed those requirements during the Spring or Summer may participate in the December ceremonies. The final awarding of degrees and honors is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the appropriate requirements by each candidate. The listing of a student's name in the printed program in no way implies or ensures his or her graduation or the award of honors.
If you have any questions, contact the Office of the Registrar at 305-284-2294 or your school.
|CAP AND GOWN INFORMATION|
|The deadline to Apply to Graduate and order regalia is Friday, October 8, 2010. Regalia distribution for all graduates (except for School of Law) will be at the Toppel Career Center on the Coral Gables campus on Tuesday, December 14, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, December 15, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|Video coverage of all ceremonies will be available for $40 per DVD copy. Go to www.miamicommencementvideo.com and reserve your copy today.|
|The ceremonies will be web cast. Go to www.miami.edu the day of the ceremony to access the link. In order to view the web cast, you must have Real Player installed. (Download Real Player).|
|STOLE OF GRATITUDE|
|For information on ordering your Stole of Gratitude click here.|
|ASSEMBLY AND ROBING|
|Graduating students should arrive in their regalia at the BankUnited Center no later than one hour prior to their ceremony start time and follow the signs to the Graduate Lineup Site. The academic procession will depart from this site 15 minutes prior to the start time of your ceremony.
Baccalaureate degree candidates will wear their regalia to the Graduate Lineup site.
Master's degree candidates will wear their hoods throughout the entire ceremony.
Doctoral degree candidates will be given their hoods on stage when they are hooded.
|FORMATION OF ACADEMIC PROCESSION FOR CANDIDATES AND FACULTY|
|The academic procession, consisting of candidates, participating faculty, and alumni representatives only, will assemble at the BankUnited Center one hour before the ceremony begins, and will be led by the grand marshal. Faculty will assemble in the Hurricane-100 Room and Graduates will assemble in the FieldHouse adjacent to the BankUnited Center. At the lineup site, all candidates will be grouped by school and receive an index card on which to write their name, as they would like it to be read on stage.
Note: The academic procession will enter the commencement site fifteen minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.
|The stage party, which includes the president and provost, will follow the academic procession. The presidential procession will enter the site promptly at the scheduled starting time, and the audience should stand and remain standing until the ceremony is declared open.|
|PRESENTATION OF DEGREES|
The doctoral candidates will have their degrees conferred prior to the master's candidates in the graduate degree ceremony. Faculty advisors to the doctoral candidates will sit with their respective candidates. During the ceremony, the provost will introduce the dean of the Graduate School, who will present the candidates to the president. The dean will ask all candidates to rise for the conferral of their degrees. Following conferral, the dean will ask the graduates, along with their respective advisors, to come forward to the stage.
Graduates will proceed to the stage, where they will be hooded by pre selected faculty hooders. The advisors will stand beside the hooders. Once the candidate is hooded, the advisors will exit the stage and meet their candidate at the photography station at the back of the student seating area.
After each graduate is hooded, the graduate will be congratulated by the dean and a photograph. Graduates will exit the stage for a photograph with their advisor and return to their seats.
Master degree candidates will wear their hoods during the entire ceremony. The conferral of master's degrees will follow the conferral of the doctoral degrees. During the ceremony, the provost will individually introduce the dean of each school to present the candidates for graduation to the president. The dean will ask the candidates to rise for the conferral of degrees. Graduates remain standing until all master's-level candidates are recognized.
Following the conferral of degrees, graduates will approach the stage to be congratulated. The announcer will call out each graduate's name. Then the graduate will walk toward the center of the stage for a photograph and to be congratulated by the president. Graduates will exit the stage and return to their seats.
For the undergraduate degree ceremony, during the conferral of the baccalaureate degrees, the provost will individually introduce the dean of each school to present the candidates to the president. The dean will ask candidates to rise at their seats for the conferral of degrees. Upon conferral, all graduates will move their tassels from the right side to the left side of their caps.
The graduates will be asked to approach the stage to be congratulated. The announcer will call out each graduate's name. The graduate will walk toward the center of the stage for a photograph and to be congratulated by the president. Graduates will exit the stage and return to their seats.
|The president will lead the recessional, followed by the stage party, general faculty and then candidates.|
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