Dear Winter 2021 Graduates:
It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that we are postponing the Winter Commencement ceremonies scheduled for December 20-22, 2021.
Like many areas in our region and across the country, the University of Maryland has experienced a sharp increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases over the past few days. Given our continued priority on the health and well-being of our campus community, it is only prudent to make the hard decision to cancel these exercises.
All Winter 2021 graduates will be invited to attend the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony on May 20, 2022. Additional details will be forthcoming.
We know this news is disappointing, and apologize for any inconvenience. Please know that it takes nothing away from your incredible accomplishments in completing your degree at the University of Maryland. As we enter into the holiday season, please stay healthy and safe – and we hope to see you all in May.
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2021-22 Commencement Committee