All commencement ceremonies are held at the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables Campus.

The doors will open beginning one hour prior to the published start time of the ceremony. Seating in the ceremony is open, general seating. We recommend that large groups of guests wishing to sit together arrive early. To accommodate all of our guests, the saving of seats will not be allowed. 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).

Note: The academic procession will enter the commencement site fifteen minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. We strongly recommend that all guests are seated by this time.

Tickets are NOT required for any commencement ceremonies at the University of Miami. Students will be asked to estimate the number of guests during the application for graduation for planning purposes only.

To ensure the safety and security of our Guests, the Watsco Center reserve the right to inspect any bags, clothing or other articles prior to entry into the Watsco Center and prohibit entry or require removal of any items at their sole discretion. Therefore, all bags will be thoroughly inspected before they are permitted into the Watsco Center. As a condition of entry into the Watsco Center all Guests will consent to being screened utilizing handheld metal detectors. You will need to remove mobile phones, cameras, and other large metal items from pockets before proceeding to the metal detector screening. Doors open one hour prior to the event start time. Guests are encouraged to arrive early in order to expedite the screening process. For a complete list of building policies and prohibited items, please visit the Watsco Center website or call 305-284-8686.

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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 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.