Graduate and Guests


The next Adelphi commencement weekend is May 12–14, 2017.

The doctoral commencement will be held the morning of Friday, May 12. All candidates for the Doctor of Management degree will participate in a combined hooding and conferral ceremony.

Each of our three weekend ceremonies will recognize associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree graduates who completed their degree requirements in summer and fall 2016; winter 2017 MBA graduates; and associate's, bachelor's, and master's candidates who have applied to receive their degrees in spring 2017.

Remember: Receiving your diploma is known as graduation at UMUC. You must apply to graduate before you are eligible to walk at Commencement 2017. If you haven't already, please check with your academic advisor about the graduation process to ensure that you don't miss the application deadline. This graduation to-do list is also helpful.

After applying, you can check your graduation status by contacting the Graduation Certification Team at or 855-655-UMUC (8682), ext. 2-2299.


Eligible students (defined above) will be invited to RSVP for commencement using our online registration system. The Graduate School will communicate directly with candidates for the Doctor of Management degree.

When you RSVP, you will be able to

  • Let us know if you'll participate in commencement
  • Select a ceremony
  • Tell us about any special needs you or your guests have

After you RSVP, you'll receive a confirmation e-mail with important information, including details on how to purchase the required cap and gown for the ceremony and request e-tickets for your guests.

Registration for associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree graduates and candidates will open in late February 2017. Watch your e-mail for the invitation.