College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 1PM (Virtual)

Our virtual ceremony speakers:

Dr. Gregory F. Ball
Dean and Professor, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Undergraduate Student Address:
Jung Hyun Oh
B.A. (GVPT) '21
Military Leadership Minor 

Graduate Student Address:
Melanie Arenson, M.S. (Clinical Psychology) '23
Chair, Dean's Graduate Student Advisory Council
Remarks, photo presentation and special video presentation will be followed by scrolling names of all of our graduates. 

Main UMD Commencement Ceremony (In-Person and Livestream)

Friday, May 21, 2021

The University of Maryland will be holding its campus-wide Spring 2021 Commencement in person on Friday, May 21, 2021. In order to accommodate all graduates while practicing safe physical distancing, the ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium.

For more information about safety guidelines, schedule, regalia, and more, visit:

Latin Honors Tassel - Pickup or Mailing Request 

If you qualify, you will receive an email as notification of your pending Latin Honor status. Note that final conferral of Latin Honors will not be complete until after graduation, when your spring 2021 grades have been calculated. However, students who are on track to earn Latin Honors based on their grades prior to spring 2021 and meeting all of the other requirements listed here, are invited to wear a unique red graduation tassel.

You may pick up your red honors tassel from the back patio outside of Tydings Hall on May 17 or May 19 at 4-5 pm.  You are welcome to wear these tassels at the in person campus ceremony, or as you celebrate from home in our virtual ceremonies.  Please bring your ID card so that we may verify your identity.

If you are not near campus this semester, please complete this form with your preferred mailing address and we will mail your tassel to you.

Best of luck in your future endeavors--we are so very proud of you!

Undergraduates, Share Your News!

GRADUATING MAY '21 SENIORS: Please take 5 minutes to complete the Graduation Survey to share your academic experiences and your plans for your post-grad adventure. Please note that information you provide will be kept confidential. Survey results will be reported in aggregate.


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