Eligibility and RSVP


The next Adelphi commencement weekend is May 10–13, 2018.

The doctoral commencement will be held the evening of Thursday, May 10. All candidates for the Doctor of Management degree will participate in a combined hooding and conferral ceremony.

Our Saturday and Sunday ceremonies will recognize winter 2018 graduates, and associate, bachelor's, and master's candidates who have applied to receive their degrees in spring 2018. We will also accommodate summer and fall 2017 graduates who could not attend the 2017 Winter Commencement because of space limitations.

Remember: Receiving your diploma is known as graduation at UMUC. You must apply to graduate before you are eligible to walk at Adelphi 2018 Spring Commencement. 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 Graduation page in MyUMUC. 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. Registration for associate, bachelor's, and master's degree graduates and candidates will open in late February 2018. Doctoral commencement registration opens in March. Watch your e-mail for the invitation.

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 claim e-tickets for your guests.