Commencement Schedule

 

Doctoral Commencement Schedule at a Glance

UMUC Commencement
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center May 10, 2018
Graduates arrive and check in at robing area in Chasen Family Room 4 p.m.
Suggested arrival time for guests; parking and doors open 4 p.m.
Graduates line up for procession 4:45 p.m.
Ceremony begins 5 p.m.
President's charge to the candidates 5:15 p.m.
Student address 5:25 p.m.
Degree conferral and hooding 5:30 p.m.
Recessional, followed by reception 6:15 p.m.
Reception ends 8 p.m.

 

Saturday/Sunday Commencement Schedules at a Glance

UMUC Commencement
Xfinity Center Saturday, May 12
(Morning)
Saturday, May 12
(Afternoon)
Sunday, May 13
(Afternoon)
Suggested arrival at parking areas. Doors open. 7:30 a.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m.
Undergraduates enter through Gates C or D; graduate students enter through loading dock. Report to robing areas. 7:30 a.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m.
Ceremony begins 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Keynote address 9:45 a.m. 4:15 p.m. 4:15 p.m.
Graduate names are called 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Grand finale: Degree conferral 11 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Graduates meet guests and depart Xfinity Center 11:30 a.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.