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Academic Procession

The academic procession, consisting of candidates, participating faculty, administration, and invited guests will begin assembling at the Hard Rock Stadium, in Miami Gardens, FL one hour and a half before the ceremony begins and starts it's way to the main arena floor 10 minutes before the scheduled ceremony start time. Candidates will enter the stadium through gates 2 and 3 and will be directed to their designated location to line up with their classmates. Here, all candidates will be grouped by school and receive a reader card to write their name as they would like it to be read. 

There are no facilities available at the Hard Rock Stadium for storing purses or other personal items you may be carrying. Please leave these items with your guests. The University or the Stadium is not responsible for items left unattended. No purses, guests, or food and drink will be allowed onto the Field.

Wear comfortable shoes (no tennis shoes or sneakers or high heel shoes) as you will be on your feet for extended periods of time and the field is grass, your heels will sink into the dirt. 

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