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The University's virtual commencement will be streamed live across multiple platforms. It will include remarks by graduating students and a commencement address by The Hon. Steny Hoyer (class of 1963 and former SGA president), the Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives.

At this ceremony, President Wallace Loh will confer degrees to the graduates. He will also confer honorary doctorates to the first African-American male undergraduate student admitted to UMD in 1951 and to the first African-American female student admitted in 1955.

Following the campus-wide virtual ceremony, BSOS and the other colleges and schools will also stream ceremonies. 

For more information for this virtual ceremony and for planned in-person recognition events for the Class of 2020 later in the fall, visit commencement.umd.edu.