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All commencement ceremonies will be held at the BankUnited Center on the Coral Gables campus. The doors will open one hour prior to the published start time of the ceremony. Seating in the ceremony is open, general seating. No tickets are required for any of the commencement ceremonies. We recommend that large groups of guests wishing to sit together arrive early. 

Handicapped-accessible areas are reserved for guests with special needs. There is access to the seating areas via an elevator in our Special Needs/VIP Lobby Entrance (located right across from the Special Needs parking lot).

BankUnited Center concessions will be open during the event.

The BankUnited Center is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please click here for specific information about accommodations for guests in wheelchairs or with other special needs. 

Parking areas are conveniently located near the BankUnited Center on the Coral Gables campus. Shuttle service will run to and from the Pavia Garage and the BankUnited Center. There will also be shuttle service to the University Center and the Bookstore on Stanford Drive. There will be no shuttle service at the Ponce de Leon Garage. 

Please be aware that the City of Coral Gables police will strictly enforce off-campus parking regulations.

The dates to apply for graduation for the Fall 2015 Commencement are Wednesday, September 16 – Friday, October 16 via CaneLink. Please contact the Office of the Registrar or your academic advisor for specific questions regarding degree requirements and graduation eligibility. Students expecting to graduate in Fall should apply to graduate during the Fall semester.

If you applied to graduate via CaneLink or the Office of Commencement registration form by the deadline, then you have ordered regalia. Regalia distribution for all graduates (except for Executive MBA, Miller School of Medicine, and School of Law) will be at the Toppel Career Center on the Coral Gables campus on Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday, December 16.

For more information, call the Office of Commencement at 305-284-1824 or the Toppel Career Center at 305-284-5451.

Miller School of Medicine M.D. students should call 305-243-7418. School of Law students should call 305-284-4551.

Commencement programs will be available at the entrance to the ceremony for guests and in the seating areas reserved for graduating students and participating faculty. The program, which will be individualized for each ceremony, lists the name, degree, and proper University accolades for each graduate. It also contains biographical information on honorary degree recipients and speakers as well as a detailed sequence of events for each ceremony. To be included in the program, students must apply to graduate by the deadline.

Personalized invitations and announcements information may be ordered directly from Herff-Jones, www.herffjones.com/college/miami.

For additional information on your traveling needs, visit the University of Miami Travel Management site.

At the commencement ceremonies, professional photographers from GradImages Photography will photograph all graduates as they walk across the stage. A complimentary copy will be mailed to graduates, along with instructions to order additional prints.

Personal photographs may be taken only before and after the ceremony. No one is permitted in the aisles during the ceremony.

All ceremonies will be webcast live. Visit http://new.livestream.com/accounts/2263400 on the day of the ceremony to watch the event.

Video coverage of all ceremonies will be available on DVD. Go to www.gradmemory.com and reserve your copy today.

For information on ordering your Official UM Stole click here.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the BankUnited Center. Firecrackers and explosives of any kind are prohibited. All guests are subject to bag check. Strollers will be checked in the lobby.