Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


Winter Commencement is December 17, 2016.

The commencement speaker is Dr. Amy Sands, Executive Director for Research Centers and Initiatives. The student commencement speaker is Danny Pavitt.

Preparing for Commencement

*UPDATE: The graduate lineup will take place at the outdoor plaza area in between Peter B's Brewpub and Indian Summer Restaurant. Do NOT meet at McGowan building. The procession will go from this outdoor plaza area directly into the Portola Hotel & Spa using the back entrance.



Petition for Graduation


Vote for Class Speaker


Order Regalia


Commencement Schedule


Attend the Mandatory
Student Meeting - Thurs., October 27, 2016 in MG102 at 12:15 PM


PDF iconWinter 2016 Graduate Information Sheet


View the Financial Aid exit interview presentation.




Video Downloads


Graduation Day

Parking Options

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 and near the Portola Hotel and Spa. Please see city parking maps available in the Student Services Office for maps.

Please be mindful of all the construction happening in the area near the ceremony site location. 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 and submit to the following:


Post-Graduation Video Downloads


Student Speaker Nominees Video Downloads



Linae Ishii-Devine
linae@miis.edu or