Special Report: 2018 Commencement

By UM News

Special Report: 2018 Commencement

By UM News
The University of Miami will welcome new graduates into the UM alumni family during seven commencement ceremonies taking place over three days, May 10-12, at the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables campus.

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Commencement Highlights

There were seven commencement ceremonies that took place over three days at the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables campus: Thursday, May 10; Friday, May 11; and Saturday, May 12.

Here’s more information:

Miller School Commencement Ceremony Cheers Class of 2018

May 12, 2018: UM President Julio Frenk’s message to the graduates encouraged them to be someone “who helps shape history,” and to continue the leadership they have shown in their work at the Miller School. |  Read More

A Chip Off The Old Arch

May 11, 2018: Nontombi Naomi Tutu, daughter of the iconic Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, delivers her father’s message to graduates and gives some powerful advice of her own. |  Read More

A Story Well-Lived

May 10, 2018: Graduate students receive newly minted degrees at a ceremony where ambition and experience are valued as keys to success. |  Read More

Celebrating the Journey

May 10, 2018: “Young, gifted, and black” graduates are honored at Senior Mwambo Ceremony at the Shalala Student Center. |  Read More

‘A Family of Warriors’

May 10, 2018: The Casanas family has been through difficult health challenges but will celebrate three graduates on Commencement Day. |  Read More

UM LGBTQ Graduates Celebrate Lavender Event

May 9, 2018: The annual tradition honoring graduating LGBTQ and ally students continues to grow, this year introducing new student awards and a keynote speaker. |  Read More

Advice for Stepping Out in the World

April 27, 2018: During this year’s commencement exercises, University of Miami graduates will hear from a group of extraordinarily accomplished global citizens before making their own way in the world. |  Read More


Commencement Photos


Commencement Videos


Commencement Speakers

Mario Vargas Llosa at the Master’s Degree Ceremony at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 | Watch Ceremony

H. Robert Horvitz at the Doctoral Degree Ceremony at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 | Watch Ceremony

Nontombi Naomi Tutu at the Undergraduate Degree Ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 11 | Watch Ceremony

Sir James Galway at the Undergraduate Degree Ceremony at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 11, for the Schools of Architecture, Communication, Education and Human Development, Marine and Atmospheric Science, Music, and Nursing and Health Studies | Watch Ceremony

Frank R. Jimenez at the 5 p.m. Undergraduate Degree Ceremony on Friday, May 11 for the Business School and the College of Engineering | Watch Ceremony

Horacio Gutierrez, J.D. '98, at the School of Law Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12 | Watch Ceremony

LaSalle D. Lefall Jr. at the Miller School of Medicine’s Ceremony at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 | Watch Ceremony


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