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Spring 2020 PSYC Commencement:

Department of Psychology Commencement is at the Reckord Armory on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.  
Check-in for graduates is at 11:00 a.m. sharp. Doors for guests open at 11:00 am sharp.

Check the items allowed and security procedures for entrance. There is no place to store items once inside.

Information for Graduates

  • You'll be standing a long time and walking across a stage with lots of people watching you, so wear comfortable shoes.
  • Campus Security/Police will have a bag check set up at the main entrance.  To avoid delays, please arrive early and leave your personal items at home or with your guests/family.  
  • Designate a place to meet your family after the ceremony. You will be processing out of the main entrance of the Armory, so plan to meet them outside afterward.
  • The PSYC ceremony will last approximately 1.5 hours.

Campus-Wide Commencement is at the Xfinity Center on Friday, May 22, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.
Please be advised that only official May graduates (who fulfilled all degree requirements by spring semester deadlines) will be invited or receive information regarding the details of the Main Campus Commencement.  

Friday, May 22, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. Doors Open
11:30 a.m. Graduates report to Xfinity Center Pavilion gym.
12:20 p.m. Procession Begins
1:00 p.m. Ceremony Begins

*The Campus-Wide Ceremony usually lasts between 2 and 2-and-a-half hours.

More information regarding Commencement can be viewed at

Campus Map - 


Parking will be free on days of commencements.  However, parking spaces are limited and guests are encouraged to travel to College Park via Metro. Free shuttles run frequently from the College Park Metro Station. Cars will be directed to park in the Regents Drive Garage (RG on the map above). It is a 10 - minute walk from the garage to the Armory and free shuttles to the Armory are also available.  There is very limited handicap parking outside of the Armory and we cannot guarantee spaces will be available. However, disabled guests and or families with baby strollers needing to avoid stairs can enter the Armory through the rear (accessible) entrance adjacent to the main Administration Building (see map) - this door opens at 11am as well. This door opens directly onto the gym floor and once guests enter the Armory, they can sit anywhere they like.  It is floor seating only, no bleachers or stairs.  Wheelchair seating will be marked off so guests should see commencement staff (wearing name tags) or an usher (in yellow jackets) for assistance.


Pictures will be taken of each graduate participating in the PSYC commencement ceremony.  While there is no obligation to purchase the prints, graduates will receive access to the color proofs by email approximately two weeks after commencement along with ordering information. 


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01/09/2020 - 2:34 pm