It’s Time to Celebrate! Guide to UM Commencement 2022

by | May 18, 2022 | 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.

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Commencement Need-to-Knows

Date, Time & Location

This year’s Fall Commencement at UM will take place at the campus at Watsco Center. All ceremonies will take place on Friday, December 16, 2022.

  • Friday, December 16 | 10 a.m. – Undergraduate Degree Ceremonies
  • Friday, December 16 | 3 p.m. – Graduate Degree Ceremonies

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Each graduate will receive a maximum of six tickets. Ticket reservations are made during applications for graduation and will be delivered electronically. Tickets are required to attend commencement.

Plan Your Stay

Featuring a tropical rooftop pool, open-air terrace, the acclaimed restaurant Mamey by Chef Niven Patel and modern guest rooms, 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.

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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 Mamey on Third 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, please contact us 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. 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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