2021 August Ceremony

Maryland Carey Law Virtual Tour

Hooding Ceremony Information (August Ceremony)
We look forward to seeing you and your family and friends at our in-person hooding ceremony on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 11:00 am. The information provided on this page will be updated as graduation plans are finalized.

Sunday, August 8, 2021
Hooding Ceremony
11:00 am

UMBC Employers Insurance Arena (formerly known as the UMBC Event Center)
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, Maryland 21250

Tickets are required for guests of graduates.                        

Rsvp to attend
Please complete the survey here by Friday, June 18, 2021 to indicate whether you plan to attend and to request tickets for your guests.

Graduates are guaranteed a minimum of 4 tickets for guests, however in the survey please indicate the total number of tickets you actually want.  Students requesting more than 4 tickets on the survey will be eligible to receive additional tickets from those remaining after initial requests are filled. 

Graduates do not need tickets for themselves, but all guests (including infants and children) must have tickets.  Tickets will be distributed at the School of Law and not mailed.  We will provide more details about picking up tickets closer to when they will become available.  Please contact Michele Hayes as soon as possible if you will have international guests who require embassy/invitation letters in order to attend.



Take exit 47 A-B toward MD-166 N/Catonsville, Merge onto MD-166, then take the UMBC Campus exit.
Continue onto UMBC Blvd
At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on UMBC Blvd
At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Hilltop Circle
Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena is located on your right.

(Enter full name of the arena for GPS directions.)

If you did not purchase regalia this past spring semester, you can do so now through the Oak Hall website:

  • JD regalia includes a gown, tassel, tam, and hood.
  • Master (LLM, MSL) regalia includes a gown, hood, cap, and tassel.

You should have received a hood already. Let the Office of Student Affairs know if you did not receive your hood.

The last day to order regalia is July 18.

Graduation photos will be available for purchase from Christopher Brady Photography

  • 4 Wallets: $14.00
  • 8 Wallets: $22.00
  • 24 Wallets: $36.00
  • 4x6 Prints: $18.00
  • 5x7 Prints: $22.00
  • 8x10 Prints: $26.00
  • 10x12 Prints: $32.00

All photos will be posted for viewing and purchase on www.n-vu.com . Photos will be posted within one week after the Hooding Ceremony. Graduates will be notified via email when the photos are ready by viewing/purchasing.


Selected Hotels

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 S. Eutaw Street
Phone: 410-962-0202/1-800-228-9290

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: (410)385-3000

Embassy Suites Baltimore – Inner Harbor
222 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410.727.2222

Hilton Baltimore
401 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD
Phone: (443) 573-8700

Holiday Inn Inner Harbor
301 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410.685.3500

Hotel Monaco Baltimore
2 North Charles Street
Phone: 443-692-6170/ 888-752-2636

Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 W Baltimore St,
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 539-8400 or (855) 539-1928

Hilton Garden Inn – BWI Airport
1516 Aero Drive
Linthicum, Maryland 21090
Hilton Garden Inn Hotel near BWI Airport - Maryland

The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport
1110 Old Elkridge Landing Rd,
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport - BWI in Linthicum Heights, MD - ReservationCounter.com

Baltimore Visitors Guide
The list above is not exhaustive. Please consult The Baltimore Visitor’s Guide for additional hotel options: Hotels | Visit Baltimore.

Disability Accommodations for Hooding Ceremony)
Please contact Marilyn Jones in the Office of Student Affairs at 410-706-0873 or mmjones@law.umaryland.edu to discuss accommodations for law school graduation events.

If you have any questions or concerns about graduation events, please contact Michele Hayes in the Office of Student Affairs at m.hayes@law.umaryland.edu .