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Everything You Need To Know For Ole Miss Graduation Day

UM graduates sing the university’s alma mater during the morning convocation from Commencement 2016. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications

If you’re graduating or attending this weekend and you’re not sure where to go, where to get your cap and gown, where to park or anything else, have no fear. 
Where to get your cap and gown 
Wednesday, May 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m 
Thursday, May 11, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.        (Tad Smith Coliseum)
Friday, May 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
*And if you really wait until the last minute. 
Saturday, May 13, 7:30-9 a.m. (Ole Miss Bookstore on Jackson Avenue)

Friday & Saturday’s locations and times. 

Plan for inclement weather
In the event of inclement weather, a decision to move the ceremony will be made by Saturday, May 13 at 8:00 a.m. If moved, the morning Commencement ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. at The Pavilion, and there will NOT be a processional.

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For those who will be parking on campus, follow the guidelines below. 
“As the University of Mississippi continues to grow, we are making improvements to our campus that may temporarily interfere with parking and transportation. We kindly request that while on campus, please park as indicated. We also strongly encourage you to consider carpooling. Thank you for your assistance in making Commencement successful. For safety reasons, parking is not permitted along roadways, sidewalks or grassy areas.
Please visit our information booths for up-to-date parking information or visit
No parking or drop-off will be available on University Avenue or the Circle. Vehicular traffic on Grove Loop (between Sorority Row and University Avenue) will be restricted during ceremonies in the Grove.
ADA Information: The university’s Department of Parking and Transportation will offer a limited shuttle service that will be available Saturday, May 13, to assist people with disabilities and the elderly. We ask all guests who require assistance to park at the new parking garage on Hill Drive and Manning Way. We will transport you to and from ceremony venues. We appreciate your patience, as we will have many guests to assist. You may call 662-915-7235 to request assistance.

Parking Locations 

Traffic Flow 

On-Campus Dining Options

Commencement Speaker 

Jon Meacham

Presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and contributor to Time and The New York Times Book Review, Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. A regular guest on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” he is acclaimed as a skilled storyteller with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs. 
For more information on Meacham, click here
All information courtesy of commencement.olemiss.edu.

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