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Winter 2019


Campus-Wide Ceremony, Xfinity Center

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m. Doors Open

5:00 p.m. Graduates report to Xfinity Center Pavilion gym.

5:40 p.m. Procession Begins

6:00 p.m. Ceremony Begins

*The Campus-Wide Ceremony usually lasts between 2 and 2-and-a-half hours.

Individual College & School Ceremonies

The following colleges and schools will hold individual ceremonies December 16 & December 18, 2019. Click on column headers to sort by school/college, date, time or location. Hyperlinked departments lead to further information on respective commencement ceremonies.

School or College Department Time Location
Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of   4:30 PM (12/18) The Clarice - Dekelboum Concert Hall
Architecture, Planning and Preservation, School of   9:00 AM (12/18) The Clarice - Kay Theatre
Arts and Humanities, College of Art, Department of 10:00 AM (12/18) The Clarice - Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Arts and Humanities, College of Art History, Department of 10:00 AM (12/18) The Clarice - Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Arts and Humanities, College of American Studies and Women's Studies, Departments of 11:30 AM (12/18) The Clarice - Dekelboum Concert Hall
Arts and Humanities, College of Classics, Department of *no winter ceremony  
Arts and Humanities, College of Communication, Department of 9:00 AM (12/18) The Clarice - Dekelboum Concert Hall
Arts and Humanities, College of English and Comparative Literature, and Film Studies, Departments of 11:30 AM (12/18) The Clarice - Dekelboum Concert Hall
Arts and Humanities, College of History, and Philosophy, Departments of 12:30 PM (12/18) The Clarice - Kay Theatre
Arts and Humanities, College of Language, Literature and Cultures, Department of 3:00 PM (12/18) The Clarice - Kay Theatre
Arts and Humanities, College of Linguistics, Department of *no winter ceremony  
Arts and Humanities, College of Music, School of 12:30 PM (12/18) The Clarice - Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Arts and Humanities, College of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, School of 9:30 AM (12/18) The Clarice - Kogod Theatre
Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of African American Studies, Department of 3:30 PM (12/18) Xfinity Center
Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Anthropology, Department of 3:30 PM (12/18) Xfinity Center
Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Department of 3:30 PM (12/18) Xfinity Center
Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Economics, Department of 3:30 PM (12/18) Xfinity Center
Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Geographical Sciences, Department of 3:30 PM (12/18) Xfinity Center
Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Government and Politics, Department of 3:30 PM (12/18) Xfinity Center
Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Department of 3:30 PM (12/18) Xfinity Center
Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Psychology, Department of 3:30 PM (12/18) Xfinity Center
Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Sociology, Department of 3:30 PM (12/18) Xfinity Center
Business, Robert H. Smith School of (Graduates)   12:30 PM (12/18) Xfinity Center
Business, Robert H. Smith School of (Undergraduates)   12:30 PM (12/18) Xfinity Center
Campus-Wide Ceremony   6:00 PM (12/17) Xfinity Center
Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, College of   7:00 PM (12/18) Xfinity Center
Education, College of   2:00 PM (12/18) The Clarice - Dekelboum Concert Hall
Engineering, A. James Clark School of (Graduates)   9:00 AM (12/18) Xfinity Center
Engineering, A. James Clark School of (Undergraduates)   9:00 AM (12/18) Xfinity Center
Individual Studies   *no winter ceremony  
Information Studies, College of   12:00 PM (12/18) Reckord Armory
Journalism   10:00 AM (12/18) The Clarice - Kay Theatre
Public Health, School of   7:00 PM (12/16) Xfinity Center
Public Policy, School of   *no winter ceremony  
       

 


Congratulations to the class of 2019!

The University of Maryland welcomes you to our Winter 2019 Commencement website, where graduates, family members, and the university community may find information about the ceremonies. These events are not only a celebration of the graduating students’ accomplishments at the University of Maryland, but also an occasion to acknowledge our joint enthusiasm for their future endeavors. The University recognizes that commencement is a milestone in our graduates’ lives and, as such, we strive to ensure that everyone enjoys their experience. The Campus-Wide Ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, and the individual college and school ceremonies will occur at various times on December 16 and December 18. The colleges and schools will contact graduating students with specific information pertaining to the individual ceremonies. Contact the college or school directly for more information regarding the individual ceremonies.

The University is pleased to provide a real-time stream of the campus-wide ceremony on the commencement website beginning at 6 p.m., December 17. The ceremony will also be cablecast on UMTV in Prince George's and Montgomery counties. On-campus viewers can watch UMTV on channel 38. Off-campus viewers should check their local listings for UMTV.


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