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2015 Commencement

School of Education Graduates:

We look forward to seeing you at Commencement on Saturday, May 9th. 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):

  • Wednesday, May 6th 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Union Ballroom (4th Floor)
  • Thursday, May 7th 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Union Ballroom (4th Floor)
  • Friday, May 8th 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Union Ballroom (4th Floor)
  • Saturday, May 9th 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Union Ballroom (4th Floor)

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Morning Ceremony

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Graduates participating in the morning ceremony should line up in front of the Cochran National Products Center (Pharmacy School) by 8:30 a.m. Faculty will be available to assist you in lining up and during the processional. The morning ceremony begins at 9 a.m. in the Grove.

School of Education Ceremony

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Our School of Education Commencement will follow the morning ceremony in the Grove-Main Stage. The processional will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m., and candidates for degrees must be present no later than 10:15 a.m.

Where do we line up and what time?  Signs for your program area will be posted near the Walk of Champions, which is in front of the Student Union. Staff will be available to assist you in finding your place in the processional line. *Please be present at 10:15 a.m. or immediately following the morning ceremony.

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 Tad Smith Coliseum at 5 p.m. Candidates should be present no later than 4:15 p.m. Look for program signs accordingly:

  • Portal 11: All graduate degree candidates (i.e. Master's and Specialists)
  • Portal 18: All undergraduate degree candidates (i.e. BAEd.)

We look forward to seeing you at Commencement. Congratulations!