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Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!
This link
https://go.umd.edu/bsoscommencement24 or below, you will find helpful information to help you prepare for your special day.

For those of you graduating and or attending/walking at our May 22nd at 3:30 PM commencement ceremony, regalia is required to be worn.  You have the option to purchase or rent regalia online or in person at the UMD Bookstore.  Information on where and how to order is provided here: https://commencement.umd.edu/graduation-regalia-information.  All Ph.D. regalia rental requests must be submitted by April 1st.  They will not be taking any late rental submissions. All rental gowns must be returned no later than ​​June 3, 2024, to avoid a non-refundable $500 replacement fee. ​ ​Rental gowns will be available for pick-up approximately one week before the event.  

* Doctoral Candidates who are undecided or pending defense are strongly encouraged to request a rental gown before the deadline. Payment is deferred until rental regalia is picked up.

Ordering Deadline: March 12, 2024 (Price: $1,264.00)
Rental Request Deadline: April 1, 2024 (Price: $248.75)
*Rental Due Back Date: No Later Than June 3, 2024 ($500 Non-Return Fee)

Campus-Wide Ceremony

Monday, May 20, 2024 / 7 p.m. / SECU Stadium

The University of Maryland will hold its Spring 2024 Commencement on Monday, May 20, 2024, at 7 p.m. for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 graduates at SECU Stadium.

Additional information regarding the campus-wide ceremony, tickets, regalia and safety measures will be added to commencement.umd.edu as it becomes available.

BSOS College Ceremonies

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 / Ceremony #1, 3:30 p.m. & Ceremony #2, 7 p.m. / Xfinity Center

In addition to the campus-wide ceremony, BSOS and the other colleges and schools will hold ceremonies. BSOS college ceremonies for August 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024 graduates will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. There will be two ceremonies for BSOS units; the organization of the ceremonies is displayed below.

BSOS Ceremony #1
3:30 P.M.
BSOS Ceremony #2
7 P.M.

CCJS
HESP
JPSM
NEUR
NACS
PSYC 
SOCY

AASD
ANTH
ECON
ENSP
GEOG
GVPT
SDSC
START

*May 2024 ceremonies will include August 2023, December 2023, and May 2024 graduates. We estimate approximately 700-800 graduates per ceremony, based on the number of graduates and pre-pandemic attendance rates.

Live Streams

Live streaming will be available for both ceremonies. Please check this page closer to the day of the ceremonies for links to watch live.

Frequently Asked Questions

Graduation Checklist

Commencement Coordinators by Department