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Celebrating Our Spring 2020 Graduates

While we can’t celebrate in person this spring, the University of Maryland is committed to honoring the accomplishments of our resilient graduates! Watch the spring 2020 virtual commencement ceremony below.

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Watch or rewatch the University of Maryland's first-ever virtual commencement ceremony celebrating our spring 2020 graduates!

For technical assistance, please visit our FAQs page or email events@umd.edu. Closed captioning is provided for both the main and individual ceremonies. When viewing the ceremony, click on “CC” or video settings to turn on captions.

You can watch the ceremony above as well as on the UMD Facebook and YouTube channels.

Leading up to and during commencement, graduates were encouraged to share their memories on social media using #UMDgrad. See Terps’ photos and reflections and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram.

SPRING 2020 COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM

Virtual Commencement

May 22, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

The university hosted a virtual ceremony streamed live across multiple platforms, featuring special remarks, and photos, videos and messages crowdsourced from graduates. 

Winter Commencement

Dec. 20, 2020

Graduates and their families are invited to attend and participate in the December 2020 in-person commencement ceremony. Further details are forthcoming. 

Commencement Ceremony

Virtual Commencement Ceremony — May 22, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m.

The university hosted a virtual commencement ceremony to celebrate our spring 2020 graduates. Streamed live across multiple platforms, the ceremony included remarks from Citrupa (Kat) Gopal ’20, a biological sciences major, and an official commencement address from Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer ’63. Degrees were officially conferred during this ceremony.

The ceremony was livestreamed on commencement.umd.edu as well as the UMD Facebook and YouTube channels.

Leading up to and during commencement, graduates were encouraged to share their memories on social media using #UMDgrad. See Terps’ photos and reflections and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram.



Colleges and schools also hosted their own virtual commencement ceremonies on May 22
, featuring remarks from deans and displaying the names of every graduate. These virtual ceremonies are available here.

Closed captioning is provided for both the main and individual ceremonies. When viewing the ceremony, click on “CC” or video settings to turn on captions.

For technical questions or assistance, visit our FAQs or email events@umd.edu.

Commencement Graduate Care Package Items

The university distributed care packages to all Spring 2020 graduates.

Care packages included the official commencement program and other items. Undergraduate seniors all received a cap and tassel.

Graduation Cap

#UMDGrad Campaign - Share Your Photos and Videos!

The university is calling on graduates to share photos, videos and messages of memories, experiences and hope with fellow Terps using the hashtag #UMDgrad. Find our custom filters, social media graphics and more to add Maryland flair to your social media celebrations. See Terps’ photos and reflections and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram.


 

Contact Us

Office of Special Events

301.405.4638 / events@umd.edu