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UMMC Commencement

68th Annual UMMC Commencement

The 68th Annual UMMC Commencement will be held on Friday, May 24, 2024, at 10 a.m. (CST) in the Mississippi Coliseum.


Information for Graduates, Family, and Friends

Information for Faculty

Commencement FAQs

Previous Commencement Ceremonies

2024 May Graduation Application

The graduation questionnaire received in Workday must be completed in order for UMMC Commencement regalia and your final diploma to be ordered and mailed.

For more information, please contact the Office of Enrollment Management by phone at (601) 984-1080 or by email at

Information about the Mississippi Coliseum

UMMC Commencement is held at the Mississippi Coliseum, a multi-purpose arena in Jackson, Mississippi.

Mississippi Coliseum & Fair Grounds
1207 Mississippi Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: (601) 961-4000
Fax: (601) 354-6545


Free parking is available on all sides of the Mississippi Coliseum, with ADA parking in the front of the building at the Mississippi Street entrance (North-facing entrance). Free shuttle service to the main doors will be available.


There are two elevators – one just inside the front door to the right and another further down the hall, also to the right.


Marked seating for guests in wheelchairs is available, but limited. One companion seat per wheelchair is also available. 

Priority seating is available, but limited, for guests with limited mobility. Please speak with ushers upon arrival for assistance. Note: the Coliseum does not provide wheelchairs.

Please encourage guests in wheelchairs or with limited mobility to arrive early for priority seating. 

No balloons, party items, posters, or signs are allowed inside the Mississippi Coliseum.

The maximum bag size allowed is 12 inches x 12 inches x 6 inches.


  1. From I-55, exit 96B onto High Street
  2. Take a left at the second light. The Mississippi Coliseum will be directly ahead.


For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs by phone at (601) 984-1092 or by email at