Virtual Spring Commencement Ceremony May 22, 2020 1 p.m. #UMDgrad

Event Details

The University's virtual commencement will be streamed live across multiple platforms on Friday, May 22, 2020, at 1PM. It will include remarks by graduating students and a commencement address by The Hon. Steny Hoyer (class of 1963 and former SGA president), the Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives.


At this ceremony, President Wallace Loh will confer degrees to the graduates. He will also confer honorary doctorates to the first African-American male undergraduate student admitted to UMD in 1951 and to the first African-American female student admitted in 1955.


Following the campus-wide virtual ceremony, BSOS and the other colleges and schools will also stream ceremonies. 

Details of the ceremony:

Date: Friday, May 22, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Streaming: UMD Commencement WebsiteUMD Facebook page, and UMD YouTube channel

You can also follow along on the UMD Twitter and Instagram accounts for live updates during the ceremony. These channels provide opportunities to engage and interact in real-time. Graduates have been encouraged to share their memories on social media using the #UMDgrad and BSOS graduates are also using the #BSOSgrad20. For college information, please see:


Check out the main BSOS Commencement website.


Check out photos from the ceremony last year on the HESP Facebook Page.


Last Year's Award Winners

Calli Fodor Calli Fodor, Outstanding Au.D. Student
Tiara Booth Tiara Booth, Outstanding SLP Student
Madeline Pifer Madeline Pifer, Outstanding SLP Student
Daniela Otarola Daniela Otarola, Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Amanda Giordano Amanda Giordano, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award recipient
Claire Crossman Claire Crossman, Paul and Martina Rao Graduate Student Fellowship
Mary Zhou Mary Zhou, Karin E. Young Memorial Award


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08/17/2021 - 3:00 pm