Miami University to celebrate Spring 2022 graduates


At 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 14, Miami University have its full spring commencement ceremony without COVID limitations for the first time since 2019.

University President Gregory Crawford will preside over the event in Yager Stadium. The ceremony celebrating this year’s graduating class will take place in Yager Stadium. Divisional recognition ceremonies will also occur throughout the rest of the weekend. 

University President Gregory Crawford will preside over the 90 to 120-minute ceremony during which doctoral students will be recognized individually alongside the colleges who will be recognized as a group by their deans. 

According to the Miami News and Events Page, the university expects to award 4,253 degrees this spring, including 105 certificates, 97 associates, 3,630 bachelor’s, 409 master’s, and 12 doctorates. 

Major General Sharon Bannister from Miami’s class of ’88 is scheduled to give the commencement address. Bannister is a two-star general who currently works as the director of medical operations at the office of the Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force. In her address, she will explain what her career path looked like after she graduated from Miami and will urge graduates to discover what makes them want to have an impact on the world.

Once the university-wide commencement is over, the College of Engineering and Computing and the College of Arts and Science will hold their divisional ceremonies in the afternoon. The College of Education, Health, and Society, the College of Creative Arts, Farmer School of Business, and the College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science will have ceremonies on May 15. 

Students participating in the main commencement ceremony are expected to arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. with their cap and gown. The ceremony is not a ticketed event and currently has no restriction on the number of guests or assigned seats. For anyone unable to attend the ceremonies, each will be live-streamed on YouTube by the university.