This December the campus-wide ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 20 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 preside of the University congratulates the graduates as a group. In this ceremony, degrees are officially conferred, although graduates do not walk across the stage in the campus-wide ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, graduates turn their tassels from the right to the left, symbolizing the transition from student to alumnus. All eligible graduates, their family and friends are invited to attend the ceremony.