May 2020 Graduation Information

Congratulations Graduating Students!

We look forward to commemorating your graduation with a virtual celebration in May. In the weeks to come, we plan to collaborate with you and your class leaders on special ways to share your reflections, accomplishments, photos and more. In addition, we will develop plans to celebrate in person in the fall on a date to be determined. Please check this website for information on our celebration plans and we will also provide updates by email.

Updates and Reminders

Exit Counseling (Financial Aid):
In-person Financial Aid Exit Counseling sessions have been cancelled. If you have borrowed from the Federal Direct Loan program as a UMB student, please complete the Federal Direct Loan Exit Counseling online.

Graduating with a dual degree? If you haven’t already, please inform Michele Hayes ( if you anticipate earning a dual degree in May of 2020 and send the following information:

  • Anticipated graduate degree/Name of Graduate School
  • Ex. Master of Public Policy, University of Maryland School of Public Policy

Bar Certifications:

COVID19 Protocols:  While the law school is under COVID19 restrictions and adaptations for remote learning, please submit all bar certification requests/deans certfication forms/etc to MDBarCert@law.umaryland.eduMake sure to include all relevant information and a copy of your release of information.

The School of Law does NOT complete the Certification as to College Education (Pre-Legal) form for the Maryland Bar.

Bar Certifications are completed by the Office of Student Affairs in the order in which they are received. Due to the high volume of these requests, please understand that there is sometimes a 2-4 week turnaround time. While we endeavor to meet all reasonable requests, please realize that out of respect for the other petitioners, there is no such thing as "same day" or "walk in and wait" service. Bar forms or requests for certification letters can be mailed to the attention of Shanti Narinesingh at 500 West Baltimore Street, Suite 280, Baltimore, MD 21201 or faxed to (410) 706-2103. Be sure to include your full name, social security number, date of graduation, return address, due date for the document and a contact phone number or email address. For any additional questions, please call (410) 706-5235. Email submissions of bar certification documents should be sent to ( ).