MIME Graduation Celebration 2024

Event summary:

Friday, June 14, 2024

Celebration event

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gill Coliseum


1-2 p.m., Parker Plaza (in front of Reser Stadium)

Information for graduating students:

There is no charge for parking, but do not park in metered/reserved spaces or lots marked R1/R2.

Student Registration: Like completing your degree, there are a few steps to complete. 

  • Registration will open April 15 and close June 3. Watch your in-box. 
  • This is a public event. Participants will be photographed/videoed.
  • You MUST pre-register to participate.
  • Check-in at Gill Coliseum on Friday, June 14 between 10:00 am-10:30 am
  • Please contact us at least two weeks in advance should you or our guest need any special accommodations.

Other important details about MIME Graduation Celebration:

  • Students who have graduated or will graduate in Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024, Summer 2024 can participate.
  • Students are encouraged to attend the School Celebration on June 14 and the University Commencement Ceremony on June 15. Diplomas are only awarded at the university ceremony on June 15.
  • This is a cap and gown ceremony. Graduation caps and gowns can be purchased from the Beaver Store, or borrow one from a friend. Be sure to order an orange tassel. Graduate students must also purchase a hood.

Information for guests:

There is no charge for parking, but do not park in metered/reserved spaces or lots marked R1/R2.

  • Doors open around 10:30 am. Guests should arrive early and be prepared to wait out in the weather. Seating is first come, first served. Wear comfortable shoes. You will likely have to wait in line.
  • Only clear bags are allowed in Gill Coliseum, and there will not be a gear check during this event. If you bring a purse or any other bag that is not clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bag you will be asked to return the bag to your car.
  • Do NOT bring these items to Gill.
    • Balloons – minimum fine of $150/balloon
    • Wrapped gifts
    • Alcohol/drugs
  • Please be advised, this is an athletics venue. Guest seating is not built for comfort.
  • This is a public event. Participants will likely be photographed/videoed.
  • There are no concessions during the graduation ceremony. There will be a brief reception afterwards at Parker Plaza in front of Reser Stadium (map). It’s our understanding water bottles and unopened bottled water are permitted.
  • Parking is free in most lots except in metered/reserved parking spaces. Do not park in R1/R2 lots.

International Guests:

  • The Office of the Registrar can provide a Commencement Visa Letter to international students participating in the Commencement ceremony, in order for those students and/or their family members to obtain visas from their country's US Embassy. The Commencement Visa Letter verifies the student's graduation status, ceremony date and attendance information, and a list of invited family members.