Graduation Information

MAY 2016 GRADUATION INFORMATION

Congratulations, Soon-to-be Graduates!

We look forward to hosting graduation events and activities in May of 2016 to commemorate this important event in the lives of our students. The information provided on this page will be updated as the details regarding the law school’s hooding ceremony and other graduation activities are finalized.  

  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – 2016
  • ACADEMIC RECOGNITION – 2016
  • HOODING CEREMONY – 2016
  • UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT – 2016
  • GRADUATION REGALIA – 2016
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS AND TICKETS – 2016
  • PHOTOGRAPHS – 2016
  • DIRECTIONS AND PARKING (HOODING CEREMONY) – 2016
  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
  • DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS
  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • BAR INFORMATION

Tasks and Reminders

Submit an Application for Diploma

A small number of seniors who are eligible to graduate in May have not submitted an application for diploma.  If you plan to graduate in May and you have not submitted this form through SURFS, please do so as soon as possible.

Order Graduation Regalia (Submit order by April 13)

The Seven Scholars University Store has been unable to reschedule the Grad Fair date that had been cancelled due to a snow storm.  If you have not ordered your regalia yet, please visit the Oak Hall website to place your order online (https://oakhalli.com/colleges/umaryland).  To ensure timely receipt of your regalia and to guarantee that you’ll receive the appropriate size, submit your order by April 13.

Please contact Jennifer Stevens (410-706-7788) at the University Store if you have any questions about your order. 

Are you A Dual Degree Candidate?

During the Hooding Ceremony, the graduation announcer will indicate that you are receiving an additional degree along with your law degree.  Please send the following information to Michele Hayes in the Office of Student Affairs at (mhayes@law.umaryland.edu ):

  • Additional degree that you will be earning (ex. MBA, MPA, MPH)
  • School granting the degree (ex. University of Maryland College Park, Smith School of Business; Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health)
  • Will you wear two hoods during the law school’s Hooding Ceremony?  During the Hooding Ceremony, you are required to wear the hood representing your law degree.  You have the option to wear the hood representing your second degree as well.  Please inform Michele Hayes (mhayes@law.umaryland.edu ) whether you plan to wear both hoods or not.   Note: If you choose not to wear both hoods, the graduation announcer can still announce that you are receiving an additional degree.

Attend a Mandatory Federal Exit Counseling Session (Save the Date)

Federal regulations indicate that any student who has received a federal loan while in attendance at UMB must complete exit counseling: https://www.umaryland.edu/fin/graduating-students/exit-counseling/.  Please attend one of the sessions listed below:

Law School – Federal Exit Counseling Sessions (sessions last 1 hour)

  • Monday, April 4, 2016 – 12:00 noon in Ceremonial Courtroom
  • Monday, April 4, 2016 – 5:00 pm in room 107
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2016 – 12:00 noon in room 107
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2016 – 5:00 pm in room 460

Things to do before attending a federal exit counseling session:

  1. Complete a Borrower Information Sheet .  Bring two completed copies to one of the scheduled exit counseling sessions. 
    • Parental information is required of ALL students, regardless of age or dependency status. Should your parents be deceased, you must indicate this in the parental section of the form.
    • Two additional references are required. These references must have different addresses than you, your parents and each other.
  2. Complete the Federal Direct Loan Exit Interview if you have borrowed from the Federal Direct Loan Program.  Please print and bring a copy of your confirmation page to one of the exit counseling sessions.

Please contact Anderlynn Mitchell in the Student Financial Assistance and Education Office if you have any questions or concerns about the exit interviews: amitchell@umaryland.edu or 410.706.7347.


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