Eligibility and RSVP


The next Adelphi commencement weekend is May 11–14, 2017.

The doctoral commencement will be held the evening of Thursday, May 11. All candidates for the Doctor of Management degree will participate in a combined hooding and conferral ceremony.

Our Saturday and Sunday ceremonies will recognize associate, bachelor's, and master's degree graduates who completed their degree requirements in summer and fall 2016; winter 2017 MBA graduates; and associate, 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. Please check with your academic advisor about the graduation process to ensure that you don't miss the application deadline, if you haven't already done so. This graduation to-do list is also helpful.

After applying, you can check your graduation status by visiting the View My Graduation Status page found under the My Academics link in your MyUMUC portal. If you have further questions, please contact the Graduation Certification Team at graduationserv@umuc.edu or 800-888-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. All other students will receive an e-mail from the Commencement Services Office.

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 may 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, bachelor's, and master's degree graduates and candidates will open in late February 2017. Doctoral commencement registration opens in March. Watch your e-mail for the invitation.