Congratulations to the families and friends of our graduates!

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, 1245 Dauer Drive. School and College receptions are held at various locations throughout campus. Below you will find information about parking and receptions.

For specific information about the ceremony, click here. The Commencement ceremonies for graduates, undergraduates, medical, and law students will be held in the BankUnited Center on the Coral Gables campus. 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.

Parking areas are conveniently located near the BankUnited Center on the Coral Gables campus, 1245 Dauer Drive. Directions to campus can be found here: Driving Directions 

Please refer to the color coded parking map (located at the bottom of the page) for the location of your assigned parking area. 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. Passes are not required for any of our commencement parking lots, including the Special Needs lots.

Schools and colleges will host receptions for the graduates and their families and guests, unless otherwise indicated. Reception times and locations will vary by school or college, and take place immediately preceding or following the school or college ceremony. Reception locations and suggested parking lots will be advertised to all graduates and guests.

The University of Miami Alumni Association will host a Get Carded Reception for graduating students welcoming them to the UMAA.