When is Commencement 2021?
The University of Mississippi 2021 Commencement exercises will be held April 29 – May 2, 2021. Morning convocation will be held on Saturday, May 1 at 8:00 a.m. in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. To view the 2021 Commencement ceremony schedule, see
When is Commencement 2020?
The University of Mississippi 2020 Commencement exercises will be held May 6 – 8, 2021. Morning convocation will be held on Saturday, May 8 at 8:00 a.m. in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. To view the 2020 Commencement ceremony schedule, see
Since all 2021 Commencement ceremonies are ticketed this year, how many tickets will I get? How will I receive tickets?
In order to keep our graduates and their families safe and in compliance with current government orders and public health guidance, each graduate will receive a certain allotment of tickets for their respective school or college ceremonies. Morning Convocation for Commencement 2020 and Commencement 2021 will not be ticketed. View the ticket information page for Commencement 2021 to reserve your tickets.
Are more tickets available than those allocated for each 2021 ceremony?
The number of allocated tickets for each 2021 ceremony has been determined based on public health guidance and proper social distancing. All seats have been spaced out according to COVID-19 protocols, so ticket sharing with those outside of your party is discouraged. Unused Commencement 2021 tickets will be available to all who wish to reserve more tickets on April 28 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT.
It’s been more than 24 hours and I haven’t yet received a confirmation email after reserving my 2021 tickets. What can I do?
Please email support@FEVO.com and let them know you’ve yet to receive your confirmation email.
Are 2020 Commencement ceremonies ticketed?
For Commencement 2020, tickets are only required for the School of Business Administration Master’s Degree ceremony on Friday, May 7, 2021. Tickets will not required for any other 2020 ceremonies. Each graduate has been provided a specific guest allotment based upon the total number of graduates in each college/school. To view the guest allotment for each college or school, please see this page.
Why is there a limit on the number of guests allowed to attend 2020 Commencement ceremonies?
The number of guests that each graduate may invite to each ceremony has been determined based on public health guidance and proper social distancing. Please note that we will be live-streaming all Commencement 2020 exercises.
If I don’t have a ticket for a 2020 Commencement ceremony, where should I sit?
Since ceremonies will not be ticketed, there will not be assigned seats, and guests are expected to follow social distancing recommendations of maintaining at least six feet from other households/families. Please visit this page to view the seating charts for both the Pavilion and Tad Smith Coliseum.
I can’t attend Commencement. Can I watch it online?
Please note that we will be live-streaming all Commencement ceremonies, including morning Convocation, for both 2020 and 2021. To view these ceremonies, please visit this page.
What code do I use for the ‘promo code’ on the ticketing side? What if my promo code doesn’t work?
Your student ID number (without the leading zeros) should be used when you are prompted to give a ‘promo code.’ Please ensure that you are entering in your correct student ID number and if this doesn’t work, please reach out to your individual dean’s office to let them know of your difficulty.
What if COVID restrictions are lifted before Commencement?
The university has developed its planning for Commencement 2020 and 2021 in compliance with current government orders and public health guidance. Venue capacities are subject to change dependent upon evolving COVID-19 restrictions and protocols.
How are you prioritizing the safety and health of graduates and their families during Commencement 2020 and Commencement 2021?
At this time, all COVID-19 protocols and procedures will be observed during Commencement 2020 and Commencement 2021 including wearing cloth face coverings and adhering to social distancing. Please visit this page to see a list of all COVID-19 protocols and procedures.
Where should I park for Commencement ceremonies?
Please visit this page to see information about parking for 2021 Commencement exercises and this page for parking information for Commencement 2020.
What’s open for lunch on campus during Commencement weekends?
Many dining locations are open throughout both Commencement weekends. Please visit this page to see a list of open dining locations.
Will programs (such as the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence, the Trent Lott Leadership Institute, the Croft Institute for International Studies, Celebration of Achievement, etc.) be holding special ceremonies as they have in the past?
These programs will share more information with graduates and their families as details are finalized.
How do graduates order caps and gowns?
All caps and gowns should be ordered online.
How do I apply for graduation?
All students should apply for graduation via the myOleMiss portal. Please contact your respective school or college’s dean’s office with questions.
Who is a member of the Class of 2020?
Individuals whose degrees were conferred in December 2019, May 2020 and August 2020 are considered graduates of the Class of 2020. If you need to confirm which graduating class you are a member of, please contact the Office of Registrar (https://registrar.olemiss.edu/).
Who is a member of the Class of 2021?
Individuals whose degrees were conferred in December 2020 as well as May 2021 and August 2021 candidates are considered the Class of 2021. If you need to confirm which graduating class you are a member of, please contact the Office of Registrar (https://registrar.olemiss.edu/).
What is the deadline for the Class of 2020 to RSVP?
The 2020 Commencement RSVP is now closed. Please know that we will accommodate all who wish to participate in the ceremony. However, we ask that you please email your respective dean’s office to share your intention to participate so that we can include you in future communications about your ceremonies.
Does the Class of 2021 need to RSVP?
Graduates in the Class of 2021 do not need to RSVP for morning Convocation or any school or college ceremonies.
When will details be announced for college or school ceremonies with multiple parts?
Where do I sit for morning convocation and other Commencement ceremonies?
While morning convocation is not a ticketed event, graduates and their families should enter Vaught-Hemingway Stadium through gates 1-20 and sit in sections K-S. All other Commencement ceremonies for 2021 are ticketed events. See a seating chart for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the Pavilion and Tad Pad on the ticket information page.
Where should I sit during morning Convocation?
Feel free to sit with your parents, family members and friends. Just remember to stay socially distant and wear a mask while entering and exiting the stadium.
What time do the gates open for morning Convocation?
The gates to Vaught-Hemingway open at 6:30 a.m. and the ceremony begins at 8 a.m. Please enter Vaught-Hemingway Stadium thru gates 1-20.
If my college or school has two times listed for ceremonies, can I choose which time works best for me?
No. Due to limited capacities in accordance with public health guidance and government orders, each school and college will determine the graduates who should attend each event. That information will be updated on the school’s and college’s ceremony schedule (listed here for 2020 and here for 2021).
Can I attend the 2020 Commencement if I am unable to attend the 2021 Commencement? Or vice versa?
Please contact your respective college or school’s dean’s office.
Who must have a ticket to enter Commencement ceremonies?
All guests except for children 2 years and under and graduates are required to have a ticket to enter all Commencement ceremony venues. While they do not require a ticket to enter, children 2 and under will be required to sit in the lap of an adult once seated. Note that morning convocation are not ticketed events.
What guidance is the university following related to planning Commencement?
Currently, Gov. Tate Reeves’s Executive Order 1550 is in effect until April 30, 2021. Additionally, the university reviews and aligns parameters and protocols for university operations with the IHL Safe Start Task Force, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH), and the American College Health Association (ACHA).