College of Arts and Humanities

Watch the University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities' virtual commencement ceremony celebrating our spring 2021 graduates! #UMDgrad

Bonnie Thornton Dill

Dear Graduates, 

Congratulations on earning a degree from the University of Maryland. This day marks a significant rite of passage in your life, and while a virtual commencement ceremony may not be what you had imagined, I hope you will pause, reflect and celebrate this tremendous milestone.

You are READY—WORLDREADY. Throughout your studies in the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU), you have worked hard to acquire new knowledge and skills. You write well, read critically, listen actively, communicate effectively and think creatively. You are culturally aware and linguistically adept. You are WORLDWISE!

We are delighted to welcome you and your guests to ARHU’s virtual commencement ceremony, where you will hear from me along with some of our graduates. The ceremony will be followed by a scrolling list of graduates’ names in alphabetical order by department, beginning with American Studies. 

Today, we also welcome you into the family of proud Terp alumni—a global network, over 300,000 strong, which we hope you will stay connected to and involved with always. 


Bonnie Thornton Dill, Professor & Dean
College of Arts & Humanities
University of Maryland

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