Welcome to the Spring 2024 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Commencement information page.

Welcome to the Spring 2024 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Commencement.

MIIS Spring 2024 Commencement

Group of spring 2022 graduates throw their caps into the air
On a near-perfect, bluebird day, the Middlebury Institute celebrated its first in-person spring Commencement since 2019. More than 250 graduates and their families couldn’t have been happier. (Credit: Rob Ellis )

Photos and Video

View album of images from Commencement here. View video of the ceremony here.

Date and Location 

Spring Commencement 2024 will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 1:00PM Pacific Time. The in-person ceremony will be held outdoors at Colton Hall Lawn, Pacific Street between Madison and Jefferson Streets, Monterey, CA. The ceremony will be accessible in an online format with livestream for graduates, families and friends around the globe. A reception will be held on campus immediately following the ceremony. 

General Guest Zoom Link

General Guest Zoom Link: https://middlebury.zoom.us/j/98236106255?pwd=N1NvZTVmaUs5YThrMUhsVHdWWVZNQT09 Passcode: 070728

Graduate Information Sheet

An information sheet outlining important details for the ceremony may be found here

In-Person COVID Guidelines

Due to the outdoor location of both the ceremony and the reception, masks are not required for this event. Masks are optional in any indoor common areas.

Mandatory Graduating Student Information Meeting

A graduating student information meeting will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 12:10PM in the Irvine Auditorium. Zoom option also available. Details about commencement will be shared and graduating student speaker nominees will present their summaries of their speeches. View recording of this meeting here

Guests with Special Needs

If you have a guest that has a special seating need, i.e., guests in a wheelchair or walker, please send an email to rsvp@middlebury.edu no later than May 10th so seating arrangements may be made for them. 

International Guests / Visa Requests

Middlebury no longer issues specific invitation letters for Commencement or other institutional events for international guests to apply for visas, based on information provided to us by the U.S. Department of State. You certainly may use your Commencement invitation, or you may use the link to the Middlebury College website where we outline steps you can take to support the visitor visa application of your guests. (You would adjust the sample letter accordingly to reflect the Institute Commencement details.) https://www.middlebury.edu/college/commencement-2022/international-guest-travel

Commencement Announcements

Digital announcements to share with guests may be found here.


Caps and gowns are NOT required to participate in the commencement ceremony. In lieu of regalia, we encourage graduates to wear traditional cultural dress or appropriate business attire. Details surrounding regalia may be found here.

Celebration Kit

Enjoy this downloadable celebration kit to commemorate the occasion in your emails, texts, social media, or Zoom. You can also print, cut, and use the ready-made printable signs to decorate your home as you celebrate your virtual Commencement ceremony. 

Please share your images, celebrations, and messages of congratulations with us on Social Media using the hashtag #MIISGradSpring2024

Zoom Backgrounds

To download the Zoom Backgrounds below, right click an image and choose ‘Save Image As.’ Be aware that you may have to mirror your Zoom video if the logo is backwards to correct this.

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