Graduation Information

Apply for Graduation

Undergraduates: Visit Testudo to apply to graduate in Spring 2023. The deadline to apply for graduation is February 7, 2023.

Graduate Students: Visit the Registrar's website to apply to graduate in Spring 2023. The deadline to apply for graduation is February 7, 2023.


Campuswide Events 

Grad Fair

Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 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
Regalia is required (see information below).

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


CMNS Commencement Ceremonies

CMNS Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony

Monday, May 22, 2023
10 a.m.
Memorial Chapel
Students must RSVP by 4/14 at https://go.umd.edu/pZV 
Graduates will walk across the stage during this ceremony. Regalia is required (see information below).

CMNS Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
12 p.m.
Xfinity Center
Students must RSVP by 4/14 at https://go.umd.edu/pZV 
Graduates will walk across the stage during this ceremony. Regalia is required (see information below).


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.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • August 2022 graduates (bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, graduate certificate)
  • December 2022 graduates (bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, graduate certificate)
  • May 2023 candidates (bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, graduate certificate)

Students can bring up to 6 guests to a CMNS Commencement Ceremony. The event is not ticketed.

All August 2022 graduates, December 2022 graduates and May 2023 candidates must RSVP by April 14, 2023 to attend a CMNS Commencement Ceremony: RSVP for the May 2023 CMNS Commencement Ceremony

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students who have no more than 4 credits to take in the summer may complete the “Participate only” RSVP form. Remaining degree requirements will be verified before students are approved.

Please note: Names of August 2023 graduates who are approved to participate will not appear in the University or CMNS Commencement programs until the May 2024 ceremonies.

 

Graduate students

Graduate students who meet the following requirements may complete the “Participate Only” RSVP form:

  • Ph.D. candidate must successfully defend by May 19, 2023
  • Master’s with thesis candidate must successfully defend by May 19, 2023
  • Professional master’s and master’s without thesis candidate who have 1 or 2 credits to complete in the summer

 

Please note: Names of August 2023 graduates who are approved to participate will not appear in the University or CMNS Commencement programs until the May 2024 ceremonies.

Full regalia is required to participate in a CMNS Commencement Ceremony.

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.

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.