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Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Below you will find important information to help you prepare for your special day:
Friday, May 20, 2022 / 12:00 p.m - 1:30 pm
The University of Maryland will honor Spring 2022 and Winter 2021 graduates at its campus-wide Commencement on Friday, May 20, 2022. The ceremony will be held at 12 p.m. at Maryland Stadium. It will include remarks by graduating students and a commencement address by author, illustrator and Diary of a Wimpy Kid creator, Jeff Kinney, CCJS '93.
Additional information regarding the campus-wide ceremony, tickets, regalia and safety measures, as well as the individual college and school ceremonies, will be added to commencement.umd.edu as it becomes available.
The ceremony will also be live-streamed at commencement.umd.edu.
BSOS Department Ceremonies
In addition to the campus-wide in-person ceremony, BSOS and the other colleges and schools will hold in-person ceremonies. At this time there are no guest limits for graduates nor required tickets for any BSOS ceremony. For general information not available on this webpage regarding BSOS commencement ceremonies, please contact bsosdeanevents [at] umd [dot] edu. If you have a final exam that starts after 10 am on May 18 and that presents a conflict with your ceremony please let us know via this very brief form before April 15. We will notify your professor and ask them to accommodate you with an alternate final exam time so that you can attend your ceremony.
FOR TICKETING AND OTHER CEREMONY SPECIFIC INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THE Department Ceremony Contacts & Department Specific Information DROP DOWN MENU BELOW or click on the department name!
Departments of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Government and Politics, and Psychology will have a joint ceremony in Xfinity Center at 12 pm on Wednesday, May 18 2022. Watch the live stream of this event: https://go.umd.edu/BSOSLiveCeremony2022. The livestream is expected to start at the beginning of the ceremony processional at 11:40am.
Department of Geographical Sciences will have a ceremony in Memorial Chapel at 12 pm on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences will have a ceremony in Memorial Chapel at 6 pm on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
Department of Sociology and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology will have a joint ceremony in Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Dekelboum Concert Hall at 12:30 pm on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
Departments of African American Studies and Anthropology will have a joint ceremony in Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Kay Theater at 4:30 pm on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
Graduates of Neuroscience should attend the ceremony in Xfinity Center at 12 pm on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Watch the live stream of this event: https://go.umd.edu/BSOSLiveCeremony2022
Graduates of Environmental Science and Policy: Culture & the Environment should attend the ceremony in Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Kay Theater at 4:30 pm on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
Graduates of Environmental Science and Policy: Environmental Politics & Policy should attend the ceremony in Xfinity Center at 12 pm on Wednesday, May 18 2022. Watch the live stream of this event: https://go.umd.edu/BSOSLiveCeremony2022
Graduates of Environmental Science and Policy: Global Environmental Change should attend the ceremony in Memorial Chapel at 12 pm on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
Graduates of Environmental Science and Policy: Land Use should attend the ceremony in Memorial Chapel at 12 pm on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
Graduates of Environmental Science and Policy: Marine & Coastal Management should attend the ceremony in Memorial Chapel at 12 pm on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
- Meet all university requirements
- Settle your student account
- Update your address and email address on Testudo
- Check commencement.umd.edu for schedules and other helpful information for your guests
- "Like” University of Maryland Commencement on Facebook
- Purchase your regalia from the University Book Center
- Conduct an exit interview with the Office of Financial Aid
- Make arrangements for guests attending your graduation ceremonies
- Check out our Career Services for Alumni
Regalia is required. The University Book Center is the official supplier of commencement regalia for the university. The UBC will continue to provide regalia services up until commencement. Gown sizing and hood colors may be limited after April 20. Along with full regalia packages, the UBC will stock individual pieces, including the tassel, stole, and hood.
Graduates may also purchase regalia packages at the University Book Center’s Grad Fair on March 9 & 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Each graduate participating in the campus-wide commencement ceremony will receive color proofs by mail approximately two weeks after commencement. There is no obligation to purchase prints. For more information, contact GradImages at 800.628.4509 or visit www.gradimages.com
African American Studies
Contact: Marci Deloatch, 301.405.1167, mdeloatc [at] umd [dot] edu
Contact: Erik Hanson, 301.405.1436, ehanson [at] umd [dot] edu | ANTH Commencement Website
Criminology & Criminal Justice
Contact: Diane Hou, 301.405.4729, ccjsevents [at] umd [dot] edu | CCSJ Commencement Website
Contact: Shanna May, 301.405.7845, econcommencement [at] umd [dot] edu | ECON Commencement Website
Contact: Amanda Hoffman Hall, 301.405.4073, geog-advise [at] umd [dot] edu | GEOG Commencement Website
Government & Politics
Contact: Gracie Riley, 301.405.4124, griley1 [at] umd [dot] edu | GVPT Commencement Website
Hearing & Speech Sciences
Contact: Kristina Milvae, 301.226.8814, kmilvae [at] umd [dot] edu
Contact: Lori Kader, 301.405.5866, psycadvising [at] umd [dot] edu | PSYC Commencement Website
Contact: Nicole De Loatch, 301.405.6389, ndeloat [at] umd [dot] edu | SOCY Commencement Website
Joint Program in Survey Methodology
Contact: Jody Williams, 301.314.7955, jodywill [at] umd [dot] edu | JPSM Commencement Website
Please note: The Environmental Science and Policy Program graduates should attend the following ceremonies:
- Global Environmental Change – Geographical Sciences
- Land Use – Geographical Sciences
- Marine and Coastal Management – Geographical Sciences
- Politics and Policy – Government & Politics
- Society and Environmental Issues – Sociology
Q: Do I have to apply for graduation?
A: Students who will be finishing degree requirements this Spring 2022 and intend to graduate must apply for graduation. The Application for graduation is due Friday, February 4, 2022 electronically via Testudo.
Q: Do I have to attend either of the commencement ceremonies?
A: Participation in the campus-wide and departmental ceremonies are encouraged, but not mandatory. If a student chooses not to participate in the commencement ceremonies, he/she will still receive their diploma.
Q: I am a double major. Which ceremony do I attend?
A: Students can choose to attend both departmental ceremonies, only one ceremony, or neither. Attendance is at the discretion of the student.
Q: Will I receive my diploma at graduation?
A: No, you will not receive your diploma at graduation. Your diploma will be sent to the diploma mailing address specified at the time the student’s application for graduation was submitted. If a diploma mailing address was not specified, the diploma will be mailed to your permanent address.