Spring 2016 Campus-Wide Commencement Ceremony


Xfinity Center

May 18, 2016

Campus-Wide Commencement Ceremony

This May the campus-wide ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 PM in the Xfinity Center. 

The campus-wide commencement ceremony represents the culmination of a student's academic career at the University of Maryland. It is at this ceremony, that the president of the University congratulates the graduates as a group. Here, degrees are officially conferred, even though graduates do not walk across the stage. At the end of the ceremony, graduates turn their tassels from right to left, symbolizing the transition from student to alumnus. All eligible graduates, their family and friends are invited to attend the approximately 90 minute event.

Event Information

5:00 pm Doors Open
5:30 pm Graduates report to floor of the Pavilion
6:20 pm Procession of graduates begins
7:00 pm Ceremony begins

Ticket Information

Tickets are required for the campus-wide commencement ceremony. The number of tickets allocated per graduate will be determined by April 4. 


The University Book Center is the official supplier of commencement regalia for the university. You can purchase all graduation needs during Grad Fair on March 8-11 from 10am to 5pm in the UBC at Stamp Student Union. The deadline to purchase regalia is March 11. ENTS students must purchase Master of Science (gold hood colors) regalia.

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