University of Miami to Hold Spring Commencement

Over 3,500 Students to Graduate in 6 Ceremonies

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 28, 2014) — This spring over 3,500 University of Miami undergraduate and graduate students will begin a new chapter in their lives by graduating to new careers or graduate school, among other adventures. The graduating class will receive newly minted degrees at six Commencement ceremonies from May 8 to 10 at the BankUnited Center, located at 1245 Dauer Drive on the UM Coral Gables campus.

During Commencement ceremonies, which mark the launch of a new era in the lives of students, graduates from all of UM’s schools and colleges will be recognized by name and will walk across the stage to be congratulated by President Donna E. Shalala and their academic dean.

With research papers, labs and final exams completed, these students will go on to embark on new journeys. According to a survey conducted by the UM Toppel Career Center on graduating students from last year (May 2013), 62% had full-time job offers within 6 months of graduation, with an average base annual starting salary of $47,700. Roughly 28% of that same graduating class enrolled in graduate school.

The UM Commencement ceremony is open to graduates and their guests. For more information, visit http://www.miami.edu/commencement, where the ceremony will be webcast live and archived.

May 2014 Commencement Schedule:

GRADUATE DEGREE CEREMONY
THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
4:00 PM


Speaker: Shelton “Shelly” G. Berg, Dean of the Frost School of Music
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UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE CEREMONIES
FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014
8:30 AM


College of Arts and Sciences
Continuing Studies

Speaker: Danielle S. Allen, Princeton University political theorist

12:30 PM
School Architecture
School of Communication
School of Education and Human Development
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Frost School of Music
School of Nursing and Health Studies

Speaker: Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer from National Geographic

5:00 PM
School of Business Administration
College of Engineering

Speaker: Ambassador Charles Cobb, CEO and Senior Managing Director of Cobb Partners
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SCHOOL OF LAW / MILLER SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014
10:00 AM


School of Law

Speaker: Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor

5:00 PM
Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Speaker: Harvey V. Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine
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The University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of our diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Members of the press who wish to cover Commencement should contact Liz Amore at 305-284-5500 for credential and media parking details.


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University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of our diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world.