Spring 2016 / May 18–20

Welcome to the University of Maryland commencement website!


Congratulations to the class of 2016! The University of Maryland welcomes you to our Spring 2016 commencement website, where graduates, family members and the university community may find information about the ceremonies.

The campus-wide ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, and the individual college or school ceremonies will occur at various times on Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20. The colleges and schools will contact graduating students with specific information pertaining to the individual ceremonies.


The university is pleased to provide a real-time stream of the campus-wide ceremony on the commencement website beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18.


May 18th, 2016

Campus-wide Ceremony



5:00 p.m. Doors Open



6:20 p.m. Procession of graduates begins


7:00 p.m. Ceremony begins



May 19th and 20th, 2016

Individual College and School Ceremonies

Various Campus Locations

Attention Graduates, please note the Spring 2016 Commencement will now be a 3 day event, the campus-wide commencement will take place on Wednesday, May 18 at 7 pm and the individual college and school ceremonies will take place over the following two days, May 19 and 20.


Office of Special Events

Suite 3143  /  7801 Alumni Dr., College Park, MD 20742

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