2017 Commencement

School of Education Graduates:

We look forward to seeing you at Commencement on Saturday, May 13th. The UM Commencement website is http://commencement.olemiss.edu. Information specific to the School of Education is below:

Where and When to Pick Up Your Cap and Gown

Cap-n-Gown vendor to observe the following hours during the week of Commencement (OXFORD):

Doctoral Candidate Hooding

Morning Ceremony (9:00 a.m. The Grove)

Graduates participating in the morning ceremony should look for signs for the EDUCATION section. You will sit with your peer graduates and should be seated by 8:40 a.m. The morning ceremony begins at 9 a.m. in The Grove. (Inclement weather location: The Pavilion at 9:30 a.m.)

School of Education Ceremony

Our School of Education Commencement will follow the morning ceremony in The Grove (main stage).
*Please be present at 10:15 a.m. or immediately following the morning ceremony.

Where do we line up and what time?

Undergraduates: Signs for your program area (B.A.Ed. - Elementary, Secondary and SPED) will be posted in the section of chairs directly in front of the Grove Stage. You will be pre-seated prior to the start of the ceremony. *Look for your program sign and for SOE Staff to assist you.

Graduates: Signs for your program areas (Specialists, masters, etc.) will be posted near the Walk of Champions, which is in front of the Student Union. Staff will be available to assist you in getting your reader’s card and then being pre-seated in the graduate section near the Grove stage.

Where do I get my reader's card?

If you have already received your "reader's card" please remember to bring it with you. If you do not have a reader's card, they will be distributed to you on site in the line-up. (Note:  this is the card you will hand to the faculty reader for your name to be called as you walk across the stage to receive your diploma cover).

Additional Comments:

Graduates may want to bring a bottle water to have during the ceremony as it is often hot outside, particularly while you are in your regalia of cap and gown.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in The Pavilion at 5:00 p.m. Candidates should be present no later than 4:15 p.m. Look for program signs on the ground floor of The Pavilion in graduate seating area.

We look forward to seeing you at Commencement. Congratulations!