Commencement Speaker and Singer

Keynote and Student Speakers

Keynote speakers will offer reflections and congratulations to graduates at each of the university's commencements held at the Xfinity Center:

Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m.

  • Keynote speaker: The Honorable Boyd K. Rutherford, Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
  • Student speaker: Gleanza Industrious '17, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Saturday, May 13, 3:30 p.m.

  • Keynote speaker: Captain Florent A. Groberg '17, U.S. Army (Retired), Master of Science in Management; Medal of Honor recipient

Sunday, May 14, 3:30 p.m.

  • Keynote speaker: The Honorable Norman R. Augustine, Member, University System of Maryland Board of Regents
  • Student Speaker: Eugene D. Sizemore '17, Master of Science in Management

The Xfinity Center ceremonies will be available for live viewing via webcast starting 15 minutes before the beginning of each ceremony. Access the webcasts at the links below:

For the full press release regarding UMUC's commencement speakers, visit our Global Media Center.

Student Singers

Each ceremony will have its own student singer who will perform The Star-Bangled Banner and the UMUC Alma Mater.

Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m. 

  • Student Singer: Lawrence E. Haynes '17
    Master of Science in Management

Saturday, May 13, 3:30 p.m. 

  • Student Singer: Captain Larry E. Morgan Jr. '16, U.S. Army
    Master of Science in Information Technology

Sunday, May 14, 3:30 p.m.

  • Student Singer: Milton M. Costen III '16
    Master of Science in Management