Winter 2020 UMD Commencement Turtle Illustration

Celebrating Our Terp Graduates

The University of Maryland will hold its campuswide Winter 2021 Commencement on Monday, December 20, 2021. The ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. at the XFINITY Center.

President Darryll J. Pines and Testudo throwing confetti

Winter 2021 Commencement

We’re thrilled to have our graduates join us at the University of Maryland’s Winter 2021 Commencement on Monday, December 20, 2021. Individual college and school ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, December 21 & Wednesday December 22.

Below are some helpful tips to ensure a smooth and successful graduation day!

  • Gates will open one hour prior to the start of each ceremony. 
  • The university will follow all current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. 
  • Strollers are not permitted in the XFINITY Center nor is there stroller parking on site.
  • Students are required to wear regalia in order to participate in the commencement ceremony.

To ensure everyone’s safety, and in accordance with University COVID-19 protocols, masks will be required.

The Ceremony will also be available via live stream on this website as well as on the university’s YouTube channel.

All campus events are contingent on evolving COVID-19 conditions and guidelines from the Prince George's County health department. Hosting successful in-person commencement ceremonies will depend on everyone doing their part, and remaining diligent in following our guidelines.


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