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Countdown to Commencement! Congratulations to the Class of 2015

On Thursday, May 14, students, families, and friends will gather on the west side 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.

Recognition Ceremony
Thursday, May 14
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Maryland Carey Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD

The Recognition Ceremony in Westminster Hall honors graduates receiving prizes and awards for their academic or professional performance. Attendance is by invitation only; most award recipients will be notified at least one week in advance of the ceremony. Recipients of awards based on class rank will be notified on Wednesday afternoon, May 13. Attendees should wear business attire.


Graduation Reception
Thursday, May 14
2:30 p.m.
Maryland Carey Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD

The reception acknowledges students’ successful completion of all degree requirements. All graduates, their families and friends, together with the law school faculty and administration, are invited to attend. Tickets are not required, but students will be asked to indicate whether they will attend and how many guests will accompany them so that we have sufficient refreshments. Attendees should wear business attire. Beverages and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.


Law School Hooding Ceremony
Thursday, May 14
6:30 p.m.
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Graduates must arrive at Meyerhoff between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Guests may enter at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are required for this event. Each graduating student who completes and returns the Ticket RSVP form on time will be eligible to receive a predetermined number of tickets for distribution to their guests. If some graduates do not need all of their tickets, they will be distributed to those students who may wish to receive additional tickets.


Commencement Party – University of Maryland Baltimore
Friday, May 15
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
UMB Plaza Park

New this year, UMB is celebrating Commencement with a party prior to the Academic Procession to Royal Farms Arena. Guests will enjoy free food, music, and fun activities. Food trucks will be also be onsite with a limited number of discounted vouchers for graduates. Seating will be available for graduates and their guests and no tickets are required. This event is for graduates and their guests only.


Commencement - University of Maryland Baltimore
Friday, May 15
2-4 p.m.
Royal Farms Arena
201 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Candidates for graduation must assemble in the arena staging area on the ground floor by 1:15 p.m. No tickets are required and you may invite an unlimited number of guests. Students who plan to attend are asked to notify Maryland Carey Law.


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