Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

The commencement ceremony will be held in-person at the Irvine Auditorium on-campus. Seating begins at 12:00PM. 

Virtual Option for Guests (Zoom link):

Passcode: 599068

Virtual Option for Virtual Graduates, Faculty, and Staff / Link to Webinar: Graduates, faculty, and staff will receive a different link to join which will be emailed directly to them if they plan to join virtually from Media Services before 10AM on December 14. Please be sure to check clutter and junk boxes if you do not see the email.

Reception immediately following ceremony at the Samson Student Center, 453 Van Buren Street.


McGowan Lobby and McGowan 102, 411 Pacific Street

NPTS Party

(In-Person), however you must RSVP - Reasons to get excited and RSVP:
Free Dinner
Free Dessert, brought to you by Terrorism Club
Free Beverages (beer, wine and non-alcoholic)
Die Hard <–— RSVP

Contact: Jeff Knopf (


NPTS Online Party

Our new tradition of an online event to give out humorous awards to the graduates, open to all!

Zoom link:

Contact: Jeff Knopf (

Holland Courtyard, 442-1/2 Van Buren Street

IEM Program End of Semester Celebration

Each semester the IEM program hosts an end of semester event at which we celebrate IEM and MPA/IEM graduates and students from both programs and specializations who are progressing to practicum. This event is open to students and guests.

The event will include an hour-long program about graduates and students progressing to practicum followed by a reception outdoors with a light lunch. Students, faculty, and staff connected with the IEM program are welcome to attend.

Contact David Wick, with questions.

Samson Center Dining Room, 453 Van Buren Street

Class of 2022 Winter Graduation Cocktail Hour

Come join us for an evening to socialize and celebrate with our winter 2022 graduates! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Cocktail attire is encouraged. Presented by MIIS Student Council. Open to graduates’ friends and family and MIIS staff and faculty.

Contact: Chanel Leonard 831-647-4128.