On Friday, May 17, students, families, and friends will descend on the Westside of Baltimore for a wide array of formal and informal activities and ceremonies to mark the commencement of approximately 1,800 graduates from the Schools of Medicine, Law, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Social work, and the Graduate School.
Full information for students regarding commencement preparations can be found on our graduation page.
UM Carey Law Schedule of Events
Reception for Graduates and Guests
Thursday, May 16
School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
The Carey School of Law hosts an annual reception to acknowledge each graduate’s successful completion of all degree requirements. Students will be asked to RSVP for the event. All graduates, their families and friends, together with the law faculty and administration are invited to attend.
Law School Hooding Ceremony
Friday, May 17
12 N. Eutaw Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
The Hooding Ceremony will be held at the France-Merrick Hippodrome Theatre. The keynote address will be given by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin ’67. Speakers include Dean Phoebe Haddon, Day Division President Anna Maria Hadjitheodosiou, and Evening Division President Josh Lowery. Because seating at the Hippodrome is limited, tickets are distributed to graduating students and their guests by the Office of Student Affairs. If some graduates do not need all of their tickets, tickets will be re-distributed to those students who seek additional tickets.
Commencement - University of Maryland Baltimore
Friday, May 17
1st Mariner Arena
The Universitywide commencement ceremony at 1st Mariner Arena will take place at 2 p.m. Graduates will depart the arena by 4 p.m. with their diplomas in hand. The keynote speaker will be Stanley A. McChrystal, General (ret.), Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan and current senior fellow at Yale University where he teaches a graduate-level seminar entitled "Leadership." Long-time civil rights advocate The Honorable Robert M. Bell will receive a Doctor of Laws degree. He is Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, and a member of the law school’s Board of Visitors.