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Countdown to Commencement

On Friday, May 16, students, families, and friends will gather 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.

Go to the UMB graduation page for information about the university's events.

The law school will also host celebrations for its graduates and their families.Full information for students regarding commencement preparations can be found on our graduation page.

A summary of the law school's events is below. 

UM Carey Law Schedule of Events

Reception for Graduates and Guests
Thursday, May 15
5:30 p.m.
School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

The Carey School of Law hosts an annual reception to acknowledge each graduate’s successful completion of all degree requirements. Students are required to RSVP for the event. All graduates, their families and friends, together with the law faculty and administration, are invited to attend. This event is sponsored in part by the W.P. Carey Foundation. 

Law School Hooding Ceremony
Friday, May 16
11:00 a.m.
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

The Hooding Ceremony will be held at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The keynote address will be given by Stephen Bright, president and senior counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights. Speakers include Dean Phoebe Haddon, Day Division President Wandaly Fernandez, and Evening Division President Lylian Romero. 

Commencement - University of Maryland Baltimore
Friday, May 17
2:00 p.m.
Baltimore Arena
201 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

The University's commencement ceremony at the Baltimore 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 Wes Moore, a best-selling author, Army combat veteran, and executive producer and host of the PBS series on returning veterans, "Coming Back with Wes Moore." 

UM Carey Law's student-run a cappella group, Legally Sound, will perform the National Anthem.

NOTE: Due to the inclement weather forecast, UMB pre-commencement activities at Plaza Park have be canceled. The academic procession from Plaza Park to Baltimore Arena has also been canceled. Commencement will proceed as scheduled at 2 p.m.


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