The deadline to apply for Fall 2022 bachelor's degree clearance was September 12, 2022. Contact cmnsque@umd.edu for late application information.


Starting in Fall 2022, there will be only one commencement ceremony each academic year. All eligible degree candidates/recipients in Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023 will be invited to participate in the ceremonies in Spring 2023.  


Campuswide Events 

Graduate Salute

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lower level of the University Book Center

Grad Fair

Wednesday and Thursday, March 8 and 9, 2023
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lower level of the University Book Center

Commencement

Monday, May 22, 2023
7 p.m.
Maryland Stadium

For more information on these events, visit https://commencement.umd.edu/.


CMNS Events

CMNS Fall Graduation Celebration

Monday, December 12, 2022
6 p.m.
The Hall CP
Due to limited space, only invited and pre-registered summer and 
fall 2022 graduates may attend. Invitations forthcoming.

 

CMNS Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony

Monday, May 22, 2023
10 a.m.
Memorial Chapel
Graduates will walk across the stage during this ceremony. 

CMNS Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
12 p.m.
Xfinity Center
Graduates will walk across the stage during this ceremony. 

 

Regalia
Graduation regalia is required. All students can purchase regalia from the University Book Center starting November 16, 2022 or order online from Oak Hall starting  October 15, 2022 through May 4, 2023. Bachelor's and master’s degree candidates regalia are available for purchase only.

Faculty and staff should contact their department's commencement coordinator for assistance with bulk regalia orders or order online starting March 14, 2023 through April 29, 2023. Faculty and staff regalia will be available for pick-up the week of May 8, 2023 and should be returned to the UBC no later than June 2, 2023.

For further information, visit https://commencement.umd.edu/graduation-regalia-information.

 


Requests for Invitation Letters or International Visas

The University or the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences does not issue invitation letters for guests to visit the U.S. to attend commencement ceremonies.  These letters are not required by the embassy to issue a B2 visa, which is designated for tourist activities such as sightseeing, visiting friends and relatives, and obtaining medical treatment.  

The graduating student should submit a copy of their I-20 or DS-2019 to the relative applying for the tourist visa. Students can also send a Enrollment Verification Certificate along with the copy of your passport. Enrollment Verification Certificate can be requested from the Office of the Registrar.