All university coursework requirements must be completed by the time of graduation. Your student account must be cleared with the university before your diploma will be mailed. This includes any outstanding Health Center charges, parking fines, library fines, etc. Check with the Office of the Bursar at 301.314.9000 to be sure that you have financial clearance. For more information regarding the graduation application and commencement honors, review the Undergraduate or Graduate catalog.
The University Book Center is the official supplier of commencement regalia for the university, with Oak Hall as the official provider. Cap and gown packages can be purchased at The University Book Center, located in the Stamp Student Union, or online by clicking here.
For information about class rings and announcements, visit www.balfour.com. Balfour representatives will be at the Grad Fair to take orders and showcase the Maryland announcements and class rings.
Undergraduate and Master’s Degree Students
Undergraduate and master's degree students must purchase their regalia from the book center. The following items are required and sold as a package:
For Spring Commencement, graduates may purchase regalia packages at the University Book Center’s Grad Fair, March 5-7 (10AM-6PM) and acquire a $10.00 discount. The undergraduate package will cost $140.00 and the graduate degree package will cost $148.00. If regalia is purchased after the Grad Fair, pricing will be $150.00 for undergraduate packages and $158.00 for graduate packages.
Online orders can only include the full package. Additionally, the Grad Fair discount is not available for online purchases. Graduates looking to purchase individual items from the regalia package can do so at the University Book Center. Please email email@example.com if you live out of state and will need regalia shipped to you. Items may be shipped for an additional $15.95. If you have questions, contact Deddisun Won of the University Book Center at 301.405.9478.
Doctoral students may rent or buy their regalia. If you choose to rent your regalia, it must be picked up from the book center (shipping is not available). The cost to rent regalia is $230.98 and the cost to purchase regalia is $1,066.98. To order or rent regalia visit the University Book Center.
As of May 22, 2013, International Student Scholar Services (ISSS) no longer issues invitation letters. These letters are not required by the embassy to issue a B2 visa. The student/scholar should submit a copy of their I-20/ or DS2019 to the relative applying for the tourist visa. You can also send an Enrollment Verifcation Certificate along with the copy of your passport. You can request an Enrollment Verification Certificate with your expected date of graduation from the Office of the Registrar in person or online.
The B2 visa is designated for tourist activities, such as sightseeing, visiting friends and relatives, obtaining medical treatment, etc. No invitation letter is needed if the purpose of the activity is for sightseeing and visiting the United States.
Contact ISSS at 301.314.7740 for further information.
Diplomas will be mailed several weeks after graduation.
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