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It’s Time to Celebrate! Guide to UM Commencement 2020

by | Nov 17, 2020 | Travel | 0 comments

Fall Commencement at the University of Miami is right around the corner, and it’s time to celebrate your hard work. This year’s ceremony looks a little bit different—that’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to celebrating your UM commencement including everything from the best place to raise a glass to must-see attractions while visiting Coral Gables.

Commencement Need-to-Knows

Date, Time & Location

This year’s Fall Commencement at UM will take place at the iconic Hard Rock Stadium, allowing for maximum spacing in an open-air venue. Ceremonies will take place over the course of two days.

Thursday, Dec. 10*

10 a.m. – Graduate Degree Ceremony for Spring and Summer 2020 doctoral and master’s degree candidates from all schools and colleges.

3 p.m. – Commencement Ceremony for Fall 2020 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree candidates from all schools and colleges.

Friday, Dec. 11*

10 a.m. – Law and Medical Degree Ceremony for Fall, Spring and Summer 2020 graduates from School of Law or Miller School of Medicine.

3 p.m. – Undergraduate Degree Ceremony for Spring and Summer 2020 bachelor’s degree graduates from all schools and colleges.

*Please visit https://commencement.miami.edu/ceremony-information/index.html for the most up to date information on UM commencement.


Each graduate will receive a maximum of four tickets. Ticket reservations are available between Oct. 22 – Nov. 20. Pod seating for ticket holders from the same graduate will be implemented for health and safety reasons. Tickets are required and non-transferrable.

Plan Your Stay

Featuring a tropical rooftop pool, open-air terrace, the acclaimed restaurant Mamey by Chef Niven Patel featuring island-minded cuisine and Coral Gables’ newest guest rooms and suites, THesis is a resort-style hotel ideal for UM friends and family. Even better, THesis is the closest hotel to the University of Miami and offers a special rate code exclusively for UM employees, students, alumni, and their friends and family. Traveling with a group? We also offer connecting guest rooms—contact the front desk to easily make your request.

Ways to Celebrate

From reserving the private dining area in Mamey to renting out one of our vibrant open-air venues, there are plenty of ways to honor graduates at THesis. Head to the rooftop for a breathtaking view and toast at sunset, host a small catered gathering in one of our event spaces, celebrate in Downtown Coral Gables or check out Chef Patel’s culinary hot spots.

For more information on planning a graduation event at THesis, contact our Director of Sales & Marketing, Yvonne Tamayo at [email protected].

Things to Do in Coral Gables

With a well-earned degree in hand, it’s time to unwind with friends and family in the sunny ‘City Beautiful.’ We recommend exploring the vibrant city by choosing open-air activities such as soaking up the sun at the nearby beaches, exploring the tropics at Coral Gables’ botanical gardens or wandering among winding canals with our THesis Zybra Bikes. Lastly, don’t forget to treat yourself to something special at one of the many outdoor shopping destinations in Coral Gables and Lower Miami.

At THesis Hotel, we’re ready to welcome UM friends and family from far and near. Here, we’ll make sure your celebration is also a tropical vacation. With our special rate for UM employees and students, plus our location across the street from campus, THesis is the place to stay, gather and congratulate the grads. Book your stay with our UM code rate linked below.

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