Miami celebrates fall commencement with more than 1,000 degrees


Miami University will award 1,084 degrees at its fall commencement ceremony  at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in Millett Hall.

The diplomas to be distributed include 28 certificates, 67 associate degrees, 727 bachelor’s degrees, 255 master’s degrees and seven doctorates. 

University President Gregory Crawford is chairing the event and the commencement address will be delivered by Thomas Crist, professor and chair of the Biology Department. Crist is one of two recipients of Miami University’s Benjamin Harrison Medallion, the other being professor of computer science and software engineering, James Kiper. 

The honor is named after America’s 23rd president who graduated from Miami University. It recognizes faculty members’ contributions to the education of the nation. 

All degree recipients will be individually recognized, and the event includes open seating as a non-ticketed event. To limit the spread of COVID-19, all attendees will be required to wear a facemask and maintain social distancing.

The ceremony will be live streamed from the University’s YouTube account, found here. Additional details can be found on Miami’s website.