Winter 2020 UMD Commencement Turtle Illustration

Celebrating Our Winter 2020 Graduates

While we can’t celebrate in person this winter, the University of Maryland is committed to honoring the accomplishments of our resilient graduates!

Read President Pines’ Message to Campus

Watch the University of Maryland's virtual commencement ceremony celebrating our winter 2020 graduates!

You can watch the ceremony above, as well as on the UMD Facebook and YouTube channels. For technical assistance, please visit our FAQs or email 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.

Commencement Ceremony

Virtual Commencement Ceremony — December 20, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m.

The university hosted a virtual commencement ceremony to celebrate our winter 2020 graduates. Streamed live across multiple platforms, featuring special remarks, and photos, videos and messages crowdsourced from graduates.

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


Colleges and schools hosted their own virtual commencement ceremonies on December 20 at 2 PM, following the main ceremony. These ceremonies featured remarks from deans and displayed the names of every graduate.

Commencement Graduate Care Package Items

The university will distribute care packages to all Winter 2020 graduates.

Care packages will be sent to all graduates in two separate mailings. One package will include the official commencement poster and pin along with other items. The second package will include the Winter 2020 commencement program. Undergraduate seniors will receive a cap and tassel.

If you don’t receive your care package by January 4, contact and the package will be resent. Please note that packages sent after commencement will not arrive until January 2021.  

Graduation Cap

#UMDGrad Campaign - Share Your Photos and Videos!

The university called on graduates to share photos, videos and messages of memories, experiences and hope with fellow Terps using the hashtag #UMDgrad. See Terps’ photos and reflections on Twitter and Instagram.


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