icon-arrow-down icon-arrow-left icon-arrow-right icon-arrow-up icon-calendar icon-check icon-close icon-compass icon-email icon-facebook icon-instagram icon-linkedin icon-map icon-play icon-plus icon-search icon-twitter icon-vimeo icon-youtube

Winter Commencement is Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 1:00 p.m.

Monterey Conference Center, Serra II Ballroom, One Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA (see map). Seating opens at 12:00 p.m. and guests should be seated by 12:45 p.m.

See complete schedule.

Preparing for Commencement

We will continue to update this page as more details become available. All students preparing for commencement should review and complete the following checklist:

Petition for Graduation
Graduate Information Sheet
Order Regalia
View the Financial Aid Student Loan Repayment Strategy Presentation
Vote for Student Commencement Speaker
View the Commencement Schedule

Graduating Students Meeting

A mandatory information meeting for 2018 graduating students was held on Thursday, October 25. Important information about commencement was be presented and student speaker nominees presented summaries of their speeches. Watch the recording of the meeting below:

Winter Commencement Graduate Information Session

Commencement Announcements

Paper announcements can be picked at at Student Services during regular office hours until November 16th. Each of you will receive 5 paper announcements. If you need additional announcements, you may pick them up beginning on November 19th. An electronic version is available for download as a commencement announcement PDF file.

Special Needs Seating

If you have guests using wheelchairs, walkers, etc. that may require special seating, please submit your request by e-mail to linae@miis.edu by Friday, December 7th so arrangements may be made for them.

Commencement Day Parking

The Institute parking lots are available for guests to use on Saturday. Keep in mind street parking in the area often has limited one and two hour time limits. There are several coin operated City of Monterey parking lots available near campus. Please see city parking maps available in the Student Services Office for maps.

Guests should allow ample time to find parking and arrive at the ceremony venue.

Commencement Volunteers

If you volunteered for commencement as a flag bearer, usher, or assisted with the reception, please fill out the volunteer form. Flag Bearers should submit the form to Student Services and Ushers and Reception Volunteers should submit the form to Linae Ishii-Devine


Contact Linae Ishii-Devine or Student Services.