Week of Commencement Reminders
Make sure you have your name card/reader card with you.
Reader cards are distributed by each school/college. Please refer to your dean’s office for this process.
- The reader card is used by the reader/announcer as you walk across the stage. It is the only way anyone will know who you are. Graduate’s names are NOT read from a list.
Don’t forget to return your gown after your ceremony.
- There will be a covered truck and/or boxes for depositing your caps and gowns as you exit the ceremony facility
Pick up your cap and gown.
The week of Commencement, the Vendor for cap and gowns will observe the following hours:
- Wednesday, May 10, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum
- Thursday, May 11, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum
- Friday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum
- Saturday, May 13, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Ole Miss Bookstore at the Jackson Avenue Center
If you have not already ordered your cap and gown, please see the vendor as early as possible on May 10.
If you are graduating with Latin Honors: summa cum laude, magna cum laude or cum laude, your academic college/school will have your honors cords. Please pick them up from your academic college/school. If unsure where to pick up items from your academic college/school, contact the Dean’s Office.
Student Seating Locations for Convocation
Students sit during convocation with their college/school peers. Please report to the location indicated below for your degree program no later than 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017.
In case of rain, excessive wind and/or excessive heat, the morning Convocation ceremony will be moved to the Pavilion. (If the weather is threatening, a decision on moving the ceremony indoors will be made by 8:00 a.m. and announced through media outlets and the UM website.
Schedule and Rain Locations
These locations are tentative depending on inclement weather. If locations are to change, the decision will be announced by 8 a.m. the morning of the ceremony.
School of Law
Inclement Weather – 5:00 p.m. – Archie and Olivia Manning Athletics Performance Center
School of Engineering
Inclement Weather – Ceremony will he held in two parts – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – The Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts
Please contact the Dean’s office for individual department ceremony times.
School of Education
Inclement Weather – 5:00 p.m. – The Pavilion
School of Business Administration
Inclement Weather – 11:00 a.m.—C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum
Patterson School of Accountancy
Inclement Weather – 11:00 a.m. – Archie and Olivia Manning Athletics Performance Center
School of Applied Sciences
Inclement Weather – 11:00 a.m. – The Pavilion
College of Liberal Arts
Inclement Weather – 2:30 p.m. – The Pavilion
School of Pharmacy
Inclement Weather – 1:00 p.m. – Archie and Olivia Manning Athletics Performance Center
Meek School of Journalism and New Media
Inclement Weather – 2:30 p.m. – C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum
Inclement Weather — 3:00 p.m. — Archie and Olivia Manning Athletics Performance Center